Subway Train Derails in Mexico City, Killing at Least 13

A subway train derailed on Monday night in Mexico City after a concrete overpass partly collapsed, killing at least 13 people and injuring scores of others, the government said.

The derailment occurred on Line 12 of the subway system at the Olivos Station in southeast Mexico City, Mexico’s civil protection agency said in a post on Twitter.

Initial photos from the site showed tilted train cars, tangled wires and twisted metal. Videos of the derailment released by the government showed at least one orange-and-yellow subway car hanging from an overpass.

Carlos Zúñiga Pérez, a television host in Mexico City, tweeted a video of rescue personnel rescuing injured passengers from a tilted subway car by helping them down from ladders.

Claudia Sheinbaum, the city’s mayor, said that she was at the site supporting rescue personnel.

The subway system in Mexico City, the country’s sprawling capital, handles more than four million passengers a day. It is the second-largest in the Americas, after the one in New York City.

In March 2020, one man was killed and at least 41 others were injured when two subway trains collided in Mexico City. Ms. Sheinbaum said at the time that one of the trains had apparently backed into the other by accident.


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