Multiple people are reported dead or injured after a portion of an elevated rail at the Olivos station, in the southern suburb of Mexico City, collapsed on the ground, causing a passing train to derail and crash.
Unofficial reports from the scene spoke of at least 50 people injured, after the metro train fell from the collapsing section of Line 12 on Monday evening, shortly before 11 pm local time.
PRECAUCIÓN: Ambulancias y bomberos en camino por accidente en la estación del metro Olivos, línea 12. 🚑⚠️🚒🚨 pic.twitter.com/UFkcB1llju
— SUUMA Voluntarios 🚑 (@SUUMA_CDMX) May 4, 2021
Newspaper El Universal reported six dead and 80 injured, citing emergency services responding to the scene. Mexico City authorities have not given any official information about injuries or fatalities as of yet. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is reportedly en route to the station.
Photos from the site show the train cars hanging above the crumbled supports, as rescue teams try to evacuated any passengers that may have been on board.
About two dozen ambulances responded to the scene.
Preliminary reports said that the elevated rail collapsed when a vehicle struck one of the support pillars at street level. The train broke in two as it plummeted to the ground below.
Line 12 is the newest line of the Mexico City metro, inaugurated in 2012. It runs south-southwest of the Mexican capital, which has an estimated population of 9.2 million.
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