Latest World News: In a tragic incident that was caught on camera in Mexico City, a metro rail overpass was seen collapsing down on to the road killing 23 of the train passengers and the drivers below to die and several others to be injured badly enough. As the overpass collapsed down, the train travelling above also came crashing down.
The security cameras show the train crashing down towards the south of the city. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Shenbaum addressing the media on the accident reported that so far 23 people have lost their lives unfortunately and 70 others were reported to be injured.
Emergency Relief workers were seen on the area trying to rescue the victims and survivors from the rummage but rescue operations were suspended for a short while as they feared the rubbles were too unstable and might collapse once again.
A part of the train that was hanging from above in tangle of twisted cables and the ends of the carriages pointed towards the ground in a V-shape as seen in the picture.
Under the rubbles of the collapsed structure a car was identified to be stuck but it is still not sure whether there was anyone in the car. According to one eye witness who recalled the incident to reporters of Mexican TV network Televisa, the structure was seen shaking before the collapse occurred. And, when the public rushed to help the people in site, there were apparently no screams.
All the victims and survivors were brought to the nearby hospitals in the area. This accident happened at the Olivos Station at 10:00 P.M (03:00 GMT).
Andres Manuel Obrador, President of Mexico speaking on the tragic accident has promised to conduct investigations into the cause of the accident that killed 23 people and injuring several others. He said that we cannot blame anyone for the accident without having much proof and will get the investigation started soon.
Between 2006-2012, when Mexico’s current foreign minister Marcelo Ebard served as the mayor of Mexico City the structure had partially collapsed and had been rebuilt again. The structure which was seemingly good until yesterday, collapsed fully.