3rd May 2021 an elevated track southeast of mexico City collapsed, causing several carriages to fall from the collapse. At least 23 people have been killed and 79 injured in the accident. This is the moment an elevated track collapsed in surveillance video broadcast by local Mexican television.
The subway is the main means of transportation for the citizens of Mexico City, especially the large population of Mexico City, which relies heavily on public transportation.
Accident lines suspended Operations A large number of passengers need to be dispersed
“We are now at the scene of this subway crash in Mexico City, ” said Sheng Jiadi, a reporter for the station. From the scene we can observe that the entire subway bridge is about three floors above the ground about ten meters high, the entire train is now broken. After the carrier breaks, it is stuck in a V-shaped shape on the base rail bridge below. According to the latest information released by the Mexican government, the collapse has killed at least 23 people and injured 79 others, the injured have been sent to four nearby hospitals for treatment, the mayor of Mexico City personally to the scene to direct the rescue.
Now, because of the subway collapse, the Mexican government decided to suspend the entire Line 12 subway operation. People affected by metro operations are diverted to other modes of transportation, and the government in Mexico City has called in 490 buses to carry out transportation along line 12 to help share the flow of passengers.
Mexico City has a large population Subway is the main means of transport
“The route of the accident was actually newly repaired to meet the travel needs of the citizens of Mexico City, ” said Sheng Jiadi, a reporter for the station. Because many people in the fringes of the city also have to travel, the need for subway, so the impact of the suspension is still very large. Because now Mexico City’s Line 12 subway is entering indefinite temporary operation, in fact, in order to thoroughly investigate the entire subway along the security risks.
Mexico City, with a population of about 22 million, is one of the most populous cities in the world and has always attached great importance to public transportation, with the subway network being the largest in Latin America in terms of size and modernization. Founded in 1969, the Mexico City Metro has 12 lines and low fares of 5 Mexican pesos (about 1.5 yuan), making it the main means of transport for large numbers of citizens in Mexico City, with an average daily passenger capacity of about 5 million. However, due to the long operating time and inadequate repair and maintenance, many safety problems need to be solved urgently. The accident occurred near the Olivos station on Line 12, following a number of accidents on the Mexico City subway.