A metro train line collapsed into ground in Mexico City on Monday. At least 23 people were killed and a dozens were injured when a passing train crashed.
CCTV camera footage showed the carriages hitting the ground in the south of the city. “So far we have 23 people who unfortunately lost their lives,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters.
Around 70 people were injured in the dramatic accident, the city’s civil defense department said on Twitter.
Emergency workers were seen trying to save the victims from the carriages. However, the work stopped due to fears that the wreckage was too unstable.
“For now the rescue has been suspended because the train is very weak. A crane is coming to continue” the work, Sheinbaum said.
A car got stuck under the rubble, but it was not known if there were people inside. “Suddenly I saw that the structure was shaking,” an unidentified witness told the Mexican television network Televisa.
“When the dust cleared we ran… to see if we could help. There were no screams. I don’t know if they were in shock,” she added.
Sheinbaum said the victims were taken to various hospitals in the city.