A subway overpass collapsed in Mexico City on Monday, killing at least 23 people, including children, according to local government officials.
At least 65 people have been hospitalized, seven of whom are in serious condition, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said.
The train was running on an elevated portion of the city’s rapid transit system on the newest Line 12, also known as the Golden Line when part of the overpass collapsed on the traffic below, Mexico’s Secretariat for Risk Management and Civil Defense said.
CCTV surveillance footage shows the moment when the overpass collapsed on the street, blowing up a cloud of dust and debris.
Part of the viaduct collapsed on the newest line 12, also known as the golden line.
The incident took place at 10:25 PM. local time, according to Mexico City’s Secretary of the Interior Alfonso Suarez Del Real.
Sheinbaum tweeted from the scene, “Firefighters, public safety personnel are working. Several hospitals are operating. We will provide more information shortly.”
The mayor said a survivor was trapped in a vehicle under the rubble but has since been released. No other people were detained, the mayor said.
Emergency workers search for survivors of an accident after an elevated metro track collapsed in Mexico City on May
Rescue efforts were temporarily halted earlier in the night due to concerns about the stability of the subway car, which was still dangling over the road.
Sheinbaum said 49 people had been transferred to hospitals, seven of whom were in serious condition. There were minors among the dead, she said.