Mexico City Subway overpass collapses killing over 23 people

Mexico City Subway overpass collapses killing over 23 people

At least 23 people were killed and 65 were hospitalized when a railway overpass and train collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, crushing cars under fallen carriages and rubble.

Mexico Subway overpass collapses

The authorities halted rescue efforts shortly after they began, saying there was a risk that more train parts and debris could slam down onto the road.

Several train carriages plunged to the ground, crushing at least one car, which was on a busy road underneath.

Rescue workers and firefighters are still searching for survivors after the accident in the capital late on Monday.

Rescue team saving injured people

Local residents had reported cracks in the structure after a deadly 2017 earthquake, according to local media.

Mexico’s El Universal newspaper says transport authorities made repairs following the reports.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum later said 23 people were confirmed dead after she arrived at the crash site to coordinate the search and rescue operation.

About 70 people were injured, local emergency services said.

The rescue team and police are still searching, however, there are fears that the death toll could rise further as some people may still be trapped under the rubble.

Collapsed subway overpass

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