In Mexico, an overhead train collapses into a highway, killing 19 people and injuring at least 70 others (photos/video).

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On Monday night, a metro train rail overpass in Mexico City collapsed when a train went over it, spilling into a busy highway below and killing at least 19 people and injuring 70.

According to Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, the crash occurred at around 10.30 p.m. Monday, May 3, on the metro’s Line 12 on the city’s south-east side due to a broken beam.

 

 

Horrific moment overhead train collapses onto roadway, killing 19 and injuring at least 70 in Mexico (photos/video)

Horrific moment overhead train collapses onto roadway, killing 19 and injuring at least 70 in Mexico (photos/video)

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

According to the city’s Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection Agency, the accident left 19 dead with more still being counted.

 

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter that ‘firefighters, public safety personnel are working to salvage the situation.

Sheinbaum said that a broken beam caused the accident on Line 12 and that people were trapped in one of the cars. ‘We don’t know if they’re alive,’ she said.

As at press time, first responders are still searching through the wreckage for survivors.

The Mexico City Metro, one of the largest and busiest in the world, has had at least two serious accidents since its inauguration half a century ago.

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