/ 05 May 2021

Mexican overpass collapse kills 23

And at least 79 people were injured – 7 are said to be in a serious condition. The tragedy occurred on the city’s rapid transit system in an outer suburb on a section that had been completed in 2012. It’s the deadliest incident in decades to occur on a city train network that’s one of the busiest in the world. Reports say there have been concerns about the structure that gave way after 10pm local time that saw 2 carriages plummet to the road below. Addressing the media overnight, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador offered his condolences to the victims’ families and said that “nothing would be hidden” in the ensuing investigation.

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