Subway trains crashed across the road – bridge collapsed

More than ten people are reported dead and many injured when a bridge collapsed and a subway train crashed into a road in Mexico’s capital.

Authorities in Mexico City have so far counted 15 dead and about 70 injured. Mexican media have posted dramatic sequences from the event on Twitter.

The accident happened at 22.20 on Monday evening local time, between the stations Olivos and Tezonco on the metro system line 12.

The metro network in the city is fairly new, it began to be used in the 1960s, but has grown to North America’s second largest, after New York. In terms of number of travelers, the network is in about tenth place in the world.

According to the news agency EFE, the now collapsed segment was built in a system of raised tracks that was built when Marcelo Ebrard was the highest responsible politician in Mexico City (Ciudad de México), which means the years 2006-2012. Ebrard is now Mexico’s Secretary of State.


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