Overpass collapse on Mexico City metro kills at least 24

Associated Press
Created: May 04, 2021 04:26 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Officials say 24 people were killed when an elevated section of Mexico City's metro collapsed as a train was traveling along it. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said the train fell onto a busy boulevard Monday night. Questions quickly arose about the structural integrity of the mass transit system, among the world’s busiest.

Of the 24 killed, the mayor said 21 died at the scene, while the others died at hospitals, and children were among the fatalities. Of the more than 70 injured, 27 remained hospitalized.

Crews worked Tuesday to remove the steel and concrete wreckage following one of the deadliest accidents in the history of the subway. 

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