MEXICO CITY (NT) – According to officials, an overpass in Mexico City’s metro collapsed Monday night, sending a train plunging downward, trapping cars under debris and killing at least 15 people.
The civil protection agency in Mexico City tweeted that the accident in the south of the capital, which occurred at 10:30 p.m. local time, injured nearly 70 people.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum of Mexico City rushed to the scene. At least one broken train was seen on video, as well as hundreds of rescuers searching the debris of the collapsed overpass. Cars could be seen stuck under the surface.
The accident occurred on Line 12 of the metro, which has been plagued by concerns and allegations of irregularities during its construction.