Mexico City — Mexico City’s metro elevated road collapsed on Monday night, trains plunged into the road, trapped cars under rubble, and killed at least 13 people, officials said.
Mexico City’s Civil Protection Agency tweeted that about 70 people were injured in an accident in the southern capital and were taken to a nearby hospital.
“Support Beam has given way,” said Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum of Mexico City, who rushed to the scene of the accident at around 10:30 pm local time.
The video showed at least one broken train and dozens of rescuers searching through the collapsed elevated rubble. I saw the car trapped underneath.
The accident occurred on subway line 12, and its construction has been plagued by irregular complaints and accusations.
Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Evrad tweeted, “What happened on the subway today is a terrible tragedy.”