Metro collision in Mexico City leaves at least 1 dead, dozens injured

Mexico City

Two trains collide on Mexico City subway system on Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring 57 others, the city’s mayor said.

At a press conference, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said a train driver was in serious condition following an incident at La Raza and Potrero stations on metro line 3.

The mayor said four others were hospitalized after they were rescued in an operation involving the Departments of Defense, Navy and Civil Protection.

“As always, our priority is the victims and justice will be served,” she said.

Mexico The city prosecutor’s office wrote on Twitter that it had begun a government-mandated investigation into the collision.

The city’s metro is one of the busiest public transport systems in the world, serving the metropolitan area, home to some 20 million people in the densely populated capital.

Rescue workers work near the area where two subway trains collided in Mexico City on January 7, 2023.

Paramedics assist a woman after a train collision in Mexico City on January 7, 2023.

The collision is the latest fatal incident to hit the Mexico City subway following the Line 12 subway collapse in May 2021 that left 26 people dead and dozens injured.

According to a year 2021 report by the city government, construction flaws led to that collapse.

The investigation revealed that the lack of welding of metal studs, which did not appear to be well bonded to the steel beams supporting the concrete slab and the elevated train tracks, was one of the causes. number of problems contributed to the incident.

The report said missing metal studs in some parts of the structure, different types of concrete used for the slab, and unfinished or poorly welded joints were some of the other factors that caused the railway to fail. warped, causing two subway cars to plunge straight into the street below.


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