bbc.com 04 May, 2021 08:00 am

Mexico City metro overpass collapses, killing 20

Mexico City metro overpass collapses, killing 20
Several train carriages plunged to the ground when an elevated metro line collapsed.

Mexico City metro overpass collapses, killing 20 Published About sharing media captionEmergency crews attended the collapse late on Monday at the Olivos station on the metro's 12 Line At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City while a train was travelling on it, officials say.Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said 20 people were confirmed dead, after she arrived at the crash site to co-ordinate the search and rescue operation.Mexico City's metro is one of the world's largest rapid transit systems, carrying about 1.Mexico Mexico City Carriages crumpled as Mexico overpass collapses Published Mexico City underground trains collide killing one Published

Reuters p image captionThere are fears that a number of people may still be trapped Reuters p image captionThe injured were taken to local hospitals Reuters p image captionThe search operation reportedly had to be paused for some time amid fears of a further collapse Reuters p image captionThe area around the crash site has been sealed off as the search for survivors continues There are fears that the death toll could rise further as some people may still be trapped under the rubble.Rescue workers and firefighters are searching for survivors after the accident in the capital late on Monday.

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