Almeno 13 dead as Mexico City metro overpass collapses

A rescue operation was underway after a Mexico City metro overpass partially collapsed on Monday night. Almeno 13 people died in the incident and about 70 were injured, civil protection authorities in Mexico said.

Videos on Mexican television and social media showed train cars hanging in mid-air as sirens blared nearby. Footage on Milenio TV showed the overpass collapsing on to cars on a road below. Another video showed emergency medical crews and firefighters at the scene of the accident combing through wreckage looking for survivors.

Mexico City’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Twitter she was headed to the scene of the accident. She said that “firefighters, public safety personnel are working. Various hospitals attending. We will give more information shortly.”

The accident happened near 10:30pm local time on the metro’s Line 12.

With Reuters

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