Scary video captures Mexico rail overpass collapse that killed 15, injured 70

Rescue efforts for potential survivors were paused shortly after the accident, there was risk because the Metro overpass and train cars could slam down onto the road

Scary video has surfaces, when a railway overpass collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, killing twenty people, including children and left 49 hospitalised, more than 70 were being injured.


Rescue efforts for potential survivors were paused shortly after the accident, there was risk because the Metro overpass and train cars could slam down onto the road.


A video on local channel Milenio TV showed the structure plunging onto a stream of cars near Olivos station in the southeast of the city at around 10.30 p.m. local time, sending up clouds of dust and rubble. Other images showed at least two train carriages dangerously hanging from the damaged overpass as emergency fire and medical crews initially used ladders to access the carriages.


However in this situation the rescue had been suspended by the authority "because the train is very weak". A crane was being transported to the site to stabilise the train carriages so rescuers could resume their work. According to local authority seven of the people transported to hospital were in a "grave condition" and undergoing surgery.


The Metro 12 line that runs over the collapsed overpass was built almost a decade ago when Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor of Mexico City. "What happened today with the Metro is a terrible tragedy. My solidarity is with the victims and their families," Ebrard said on Twitter. "Of course, the causes must be investigated and responsibilities defined."

 

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