Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 50 injured

Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 50 injured

Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 50 injured

Thirteen people were killed and close to 70 people were injured, according to an early tally from government officials.

Video showed a vehicle trapped under rubble, with dozens of rescuers searching through wreckage from the collapsed structure.

The accident occurred on line 12 of the metro railway in Mexico. Shortly after the crash, Mexico City's metro service warned the public to stay away from the area.

"A support beam gave way", Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said. 'We don't know if they're alive, ' she said.

Claudia Sheinbaum, the mayor of the Mexican capital, said 15 people were killed and that a auto was trapped under the rubble.

A train auto was shown partially in the air following the derailment.

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The Mexico City Metro, one of the largest and busiest in the world, has had at least two serious accidents since its inauguration half a century ago.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. local time on the metro's Line 12, the construction of which has been plagued by complaints and accusations of irregularities.

The metro's 12 line was built when Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was the mayor of Mexico City.

Ebrard wrote in his Twitter account, "What happened today on the Metro is a awful tragedy".

'Of course, the causes must be investigated and responsibilities defined.

"Unfortunately there are dead and injured people". "I repeat that I am entirely at the disposition of authorities to contribute in whatever way is necessary".

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