Mexico guarantees probe into ‘horrible’ metro collapse

Not less than 23 folks had been killed and 70 had been injured when a practice and overpass collapsed in Mexico Metropolis.

A full investigation will likely be carried out into the causes of an overpass collapse that killed not less than 23 folks when one among Mexico Metropolis’s iconic orange metro trains plunged onto a busy highway beneath, town’s mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has mentioned.

Two practice carriages precariously hung from the broken overpass after the accident late on Monday, and rescue efforts had been suspended with authorities apprehensive that extra practice components and particles may slam down onto the highway.

Sheinbaum mentioned it was too quickly to say who was accountable for what occurred.

Talking alongside Sheinbaum and different senior officers at a information convention, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mentioned that the investigation needs to be executed shortly and nothing hidden from the Mexican folks.

“An intensive investigation will likely be carried out … to know the reality,” Lopez Obrador mentioned.

“From that, the duty will likely be established,” he added.

Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who was metropolis mayor when the overpass was constructed, added that it was essentially the most “horrible” accident to have hit the native transport system, and that he was able to cooperate with authorities within the investigation.

“I share the indignation that exists,” he mentioned.

Seek for lacking continues

Video of the collapse confirmed the construction plummeting onto a stream of vehicles close to Olivos station within the southeast of town at about 10:30pm native time (03:30 GMT on Tuesday), sending up clouds of mud and rubble.

Sheinbaum mentioned one individual had been pulled alive from a automobile that was trapped on the highway beneath, including that 49 of the injured had been hospitalised, and that seven had been in a critical situation and present process surgical procedure.

She mentioned kids had been among the many useless.

The overpass was about 5 metres (16 ft) above the highway within the borough of Tlahuac, however the practice ran above a concrete median strip, which apparently lessened the casualties amongst motorists on the highway beneath.

Rescuers work at a web site the place an overpass for a metro practice partially collapsed with practice vehicles on it at Olivos station in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico [Henry Romero/Reuters]

On Tuesday, members of the family continued to seek for their family members.

Cristian Segura Osorio advised the Related Press he had visited three hospitals trying to find his sister Angelica Segura Osorio, who he believes would have been travelling on the metro carriage when the incident passed off.

He mentioned the mom of two was not answering calls to her cellphone or WhatsApp messages. She additionally doesn’t seem within the affected person record of a number of hospitals the place they’ve looked for her.

“If somebody has seen her or is aware of something, please assist us,” Segura Osorio mentioned, as he confirmed a photograph of his lacking sister sporting a yellow and black uniform.

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