On Monday night Mexico city has faced a dangerous disaster. An overpass of Mexico City’s Metro has collapsed when train cars were running on it. Videos on social media shows this heartbreaking incident. Mexico city mayor Claudia Sheinbaum reached to an placed where this incident happened immidiately.
Hasta el momento este es el informe de la Secretaria de Protección Civil. Lamentablemente hay personas fallecidas y heridos. Me encuentro en el sitio apoyando la instalación del Centro del Mando. La Fiscal se traslada con diversas unidades a hospitales. https://t.co/2nRJT0O81q— Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) May 4, 2021
One of the videos shared on Milenio TV shows the overpass collapsing on cars on a road below. Authorities said that at least 13 people died and many injured. The train plunges downward due to collapse of bridge trapping cars under it. “What has happened on the metro today is a terrible tragedy,” tweeted Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard.
Terrible situation unfolding in Mexico City. An overpass on Mexico City Metro Line 12 has collapsed, resulting in dozens of injuries. Several people reportedly trapped in rubble, rescue efforts underway. Video shows moment of collapse. pic.twitter.com/BiQktZRbm4— Doge (@IntelDoge) May 4, 2021
The incident happened at 10:30 p.m. local time at metro’s line 12. The construction of this bridge has been already facing many complaints due to irregularity. In below video you can see a section of the overpass appeared to completely collapse and rescue work has been in progress.