Subway train collision in Mexico City kills 1, injures 57

Rescue personnel work close to the realm the place two subway trains collide head-on at a subway station, in Mexico Metropolis.
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Two subway trains collided between two stations on Saturday in Mexico Metropolis, killing at the least one individual and injuring 41, authorities stated.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated on her Twitter account that the accident occurred on Line 3 of the capital’s Metro system, with out specifying the reason for the crash between the Potrero and La Raza stations.

Sheinbaum stated one individual was killed and 16 had been taken to hospitals for accidents. However officers later raised the variety of injured to 41. 4 individuals who had been trapped within the trains had been rescued.

Dozens of police and troopers swarmed into the close by subway stations, whereas ambulances and rescue groups arrived to deal with the injured.

Edgar Montiel, an electrician who was on one on the trains, stated he felt fortunate as a result of he had determined on the final minute to enter the next-to-last automobile relatively than the rearmost automobile, which was smashed up within the crash.

“It sounded very sturdy. I simply closed my eyes after I felt the sheets of the automobile bend and throw me,” Montiel instructed The Related Press.

A subway passenger, injured when two subway trains collided, is taken on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance, outside the Raza station in Mexico City.

A subway passenger, injured when two subway trains collided, is taken on a stretcher to a ready ambulance, outdoors the Raza station in Mexico Metropolis.
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He stated he remained on the ground of the automobile with a number of passengers amid screams and cries requested for assist.

“The ability went out to the subway and lots of smoke started to come back out that was suffocating us. We couldn’t breathe properly,” he stated.

Montiel, who had accidents to his left arm and leg, stated the occupants of his automobile needed to wait about half-hour till paramedics arrived to are likely to the injured and assist everybody exit the automobile.

In lamenting the accident, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated on his Twitter account that the federal authorities was supporting town officers coping with accident.

In Might 2021, an elevated part of the subway system collapsed, inflicting 26 deaths and injuring practically 100 individuals. An investigation blamed the structural failure on deficiencies within the development course of, and 10 former officers have been charged with murder, damage and injury to property.

The Mexico Metropolis subway system has 226.5 kilometers (141 miles) of observe and 195 stations. It serves a mean of 4.6 million passengers on daily basis.

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