Roommates, we are sending our prayers to those affected by the train overpass collapse that took place in Mexico City Monday night. According to NBC News, at least 23 people have been announced deceased, and more than 60 people have reportedly been injured due to the incident. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said that a “support beam gave way,” causing the beam to collapse as the train made its way over it.
Of the people that were taken to the hospital, at least seven people have been listed in serious condition. It was also noted that one person was in their car when the beam collapsed, but they were taken to a local hospital alive. Authorities used a crane to hold up the train as they worked to rescue people.
Of the people that were announced as deceased, authorities say that children were among the victims.
The collapse took place at the Olivos station on Line 12 around 10:30 pm. Mayor Sheinbaum called for an investigation to be launched into the incident, and said, “If there’s a need for an external investigation, there will be one. We will get to the truth, and we will get justice.”
Many people have been left with the task of trying to locate their loved ones that were on the train, at the time of the incident.
According to the Associated Press, the subway line was constructed when Marcelo Ebrard was still the mayor of Mexico City. He now serves as the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary and said that the train collapse was, “the most terrible accident we have ever had in mass transportation.”
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