Death toll in Mexico City train wreck up to 23, 70 hurt

The demise toll from the Mexico City elevated metro train derailment has risen to not less than 23, with about 70 injured – as rescue efforts have been suspended Tuesday amid fears {that a} dangling automotive would possibly come crashing down.

“Unfortunately there are 23 deceased,” together with minors, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum advised reporters on the scene in the south of the capital, in accordance to Agence France-Presse.

She stated first-responders don’t know if individuals trapped contained in the teetering automotive are alive following one of many deadliest accidents in town’s subway system, among the many busiest in the world.

Sheinbaum stated earlier that somebody had been pulled alive from a automotive that was trapped on the highway under, including that 49 of the injured have been hospitalized, and that seven have been present process surgical procedure.

Media stand at a police barricade barring access to the scene of the accident on May 4, 2021 in Mexico City.
Media stand at a police barricade barring entry to the scene of the accident on May 4, 2021, in Mexico City.
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“There are unfortunately children among the dead,” she stated, with out specifying what number of.

The overpass was about 16 ft above the highway in the borough of Tlahuac, however the train ran above a concrete median strip, which apparently lowered the variety of casualties amongst motorists under.

Mexico City rescue personnel move a victim from a subway car following the accident.
Mexico City rescue personnel transfer a sufferer from a subway automotive following the accident.
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“A support beam gave way” simply because the train handed over it, the mayor stated.

Hundreds of law enforcement officials and firefighters cordoned off the scene Tuesday as determined mates and kin of individuals believed to be on the train gathered on the web site awaiting information of these believed to have been aboard the train.

An injured man is helped after the subway structure collapse in Mexico City.
An injured man is helped after the subway construction collapse in Mexico City.
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Efrain Juarez stated his son was in the wreckage.

“My daughter-in-law called us. She was with him and she told us the structure fell down over them,” he advised AFP.

Rescuers work at a site where an overpass for a metro partially collapsed with train cars on it at Olivos station in Mexico City, Mexico May 03, 2021.
Rescuers work at a web site the place an overpass for a metro partially collapsed with train vehicles on it at Olivos station in Mexico City on May 3, 2021.
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(*70*) man stated his brother was amongst these trapped.

An aerial view of the accident seen in Mexico City.
An aerial view of the accident seen in Mexico City.
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“He came with his wife and they managed to get her out, but he was crushed there and we don’t know anything,” the person, who didn’t need to be named, advised the information company.

Emergency workers move an injured person on a stretcher after the deadly accident.
Emergency employees transfer an injured particular person on a stretcher after the lethal accident.
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A witness advised Mexican TV community Televisa that she noticed the construction shaking.

Officials taking an injured person into an ambulance after the train collapse.
Officials taking an injured particular person into an ambulance after the train collapse.
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“When the dust cleared we ran … to see if we could help. There were no screams. I don’t know if they were in shock,” the unidentified girl stated.

Another victim is pulled away from the scene in Mexico City.
(*70*) sufferer is pulled away from the scene in Mexico City.
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Adrián Loa Martínez, 46, stated his mom known as to inform him that his half-brother and sister-in-law have been driving when the overpass collapsed and a beam fell onto their automotive.

He stated his sister-in-law was rescued and despatched to a hospital, however that his half-brother José Juan Galindo was crushed.

Rescue workers remove a body from a train carriage after the accident.
Rescue employees take away a physique from a train carriage after the accident.
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“He is down there now,” he advised journalists pointing towards the positioning.

Workers being lifted to the site of the accident.
Workers being lifted to the positioning of the accident.
REUTERS/Luis Cortes

The collapse occurred on the most recent of Mexico City’s subway’s traces, Line 12.

Like most of the metropolis’s dozen traces, it runs underground by means of extra central areas of town of 9 million, however then runs on elevated constructions on town’s outskirts.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said she doesn't know if there are still survivors trapped in the train car.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated she doesn’t know if there are nonetheless survivors trapped in the train automotive.
REUTERS/ Luis Cortes

The Mexico City Metro has had not less than two critical accidents since its inauguration half a century in the past.

In March 2020, a collision between two trains on the Tacubaya station left one passenger lifeless and injured 41 individuals. In 2015, a train that didn’t cease on time crashed into one other on the Oceania station, injuring 12.

A body is removed from the site of the train collapse in Mexico City on May 4, 2021.
A physique is faraway from the positioning of the train collapse in Mexico City on May 4, 2021.
REUTERS/Henry Romero

With Post wires

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