An elevated train derailed in Mexico City on Monday night, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly 70 others when the concrete overpass it was crossing collapsed. The carriages were seen plunging into the ground in the city’s south end, according to security camera video. “Unfortunately, we have lost 20 people so far,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said.
Around 70 people were wounded in the dramatic crash, according to the city’s civil defence department on Twitter.
Two train cars collide on the ground, landing at a V-shaped angle, according to videos posted online. Lights went out, the ventilation system was disrupted, and the station filled with smoke, according to social media video from the scene of the accident in the city centre.
Hundreds of emergency personnel were seen attempting to free victims from the carriages, but the operation was eventually halted due to concerns that the wreckage was too unstable. “The rescue has been put on hold for the time being due to the train’s poor condition. A crane is on its way to finishing the job “Sheinbaum emphasised the importance of the work.