May 4 2021, The city government of Mexico City, Mexico’s capital, announced Wednesday via social media that a bridge on a rail transit line in the Trawak district of the southeastern part of the city collapsed that night. The accident has killed 20 people and injured dozens more.
On May 3, local time, an elevated railway in Mexico City, Mexico, suddenly collapsed, causing a subway train to derail. The accident resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. Pictured are rescuers taking a ladder into the carriage.
The accident was reportedly near the Olivos station on The 12th rail line in Mexico City. Video and images from the scene showed the bridge suddenly collapsing and hitting a vehicle near Olivos station. Train carriages fell from the collapse, and at least two carriages were crumbling on damaged bridges.
The local civil defense department said on social media that about 70 people were injured in the accident, 34 of whom were taken to hospitals. Afp said the death toll from the accident had risen to 20.
Fire departments and ambulance crews were at the scene. A large number of ambulances were driven away from the scene.
Mexico’s foreign minister, Ebrard, said what happened today was a “terrible tragedy” and that the cause of the accident should be investigated and blamed, Reuters reported.