Mexico City Train Derailment Kills At Least 13, Injures Dozens More


An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed, sending a subway vehicle plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 15 people and injuring about 70, city officials said.

Claudia Sheinbaum, the mayor of the Mexican capital, said 15 people were killed and that a vehicle was trapped under the rubble.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum reported via Twitter that 13 people had died and 70 were injured.

Local channel Milenio TV posted video showing the overpass collapsing on top of cars on a road five meters below.

A train auto was shown partially in the air following the derailment.

Photos and video from the scene show people climbing ladders to help those trapped inside out of the train through windows.

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An overpass for a metro partially collapsed inn Mexico City, killing at least 15 people.

The accident occurred on Line 12 of the metro, as the train was at the Olivos station, southeast of the city center, officials said.

The metro's 12 line was built when Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was the mayor of Mexico City.

"Unfortunately there are dead and injured people".

Ebrard wrote in his Twitter account, "What happened today on the Metro is a bad tragedy". My solidarity with the victims and their families.

"Of course, the causes must be investigated and responsibilities defined". In 2015, a train that did not stop on time crashed into another at the Oceania station, injuring 12 people.