The crew on Tuesday wrecked a subway car that overturned in Mexico City after a tragic accident in the history of one of the world’s busiest subway systems killed at least 24 people.
The sinking subway car was sent to a busy boulevard from the city’s new subway line when the overpass collapsed late Monday night. Rescuers brought cranes to settle the debris so they could continue to operate safely.
President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the residents of Talluak, where the tragedy took place. He promised a full investigation into the crash.
“All the victims of this accident are embraced by the people of Talluak,” he said. There will be constant information and no one is exempt. “
The stunning video of the scene shows an overpass collapsing on a heavily trafficked road, with several vehicles apparently crushed under the enormous undergrowth of debris amid a cloud of dust and smoke.
Mayor Claudia Shenbum May said 21 people died on the spot, while others died in hospitals. Shinebaum said in the children’s casualties. More than 70 people were also injured.
Sheenbum said a structural review of the entire line and an in-depth investigation into the cause of the accident would begin immediately. The fast-growing bat on the southeast edge of the city was about 16 feet above the road to Talhuak.
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Hundreds of friends and family of the dead and missing people landed in the area as police cordoned off several blocks to allow a complex rescue operation.
Between a house on the south side of town and a shop de shop where he was repairing mangled cars, Jose Luis Hernandez Martinez, 61, drove past Mexico City every day on Subway Line 12. The 1-year-old train emerged from under the city and crashed into an elevated section of downtown late Monday night when two of its bright orange cars were abruptly canceled.
Hernandez Martinez died instantly, his son Luis Adrian Hernandez Juarez said, one of the 24 people killed in the worst accidents of the world’s largest subway system. While more than 70 people have been injured.
“My father was recovered with trauma to his chest, his brain, his legs, his knees, without serious signs,” Hernandez Juarez said, holding the death certificate. He said emergency personnel told him his father had been crushed under other passengers. “It’s really awful to see your dad that way for the last time.”
Hernandez Juarez planned to bury his father on Wednesday, as a funeral procession began in the city of more than 9 million people.
“The mother has been left without any source of income,” said Hernandez Juarez. “No one will give me back to my father, even if they give me 100 million pesos.” “
Giselle Rioja Castro, 43, was in search of her husband, Miguel Angel Espinoza, 42. She said her husband always took the train after finishing work at the store, but he never returned home and stopped answering her phone.
Rioja was finally found on Tuesday at a morgue in the Mexico City borough of Ijtapalpa. She described him as a hard worker, responsible and happy. She and her two children depended on her.
She said, ‘I want justice for my husband because apologizing will not bring us back.’ “It was my love; That was all for me. It hurts a lot, a lot, because of the way it ended. “
Luisa Martinez was sitting outside city government offices in Ijtapalpa on Tuesday afternoon, waiting for the release of the body of 38-year-old dentist, her niece’s husband, Carlos Pineda. Pineda is survived by his wife and their two children, ages 7 and 13.
“He was the one who supported the family. Now they are left without income, ”said Martínez. “They have to pay us back now. I don’t want all that bureaucratic action in a year or two. “
The city’s commuter subway train system – Sistema de Transporte Collectivo has 12 lines and about 200 stations that provide approximately 1.4 billion rides annually. The first line opened in 1969.
Line 12, completed in 2012, extends to the south side of the city. It runs underground on elevated concrete structures in more central areas of the city and in areas outside the city.
Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ibard was mayor from 2006 to 2012, when Line 12 was created. Allegations of poor design, construction, mismanagement and corruption surfaced only after Ibard stepped down as mayor. The line had to be partially closed in 2013 so that the track could be repaired. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the region in 2017 raised concerns about track safety.
Ibard called the accident a “terrible tragedy.”
He tweeted, “My solidarity with the victims and their families.” The causes must be investigated and responsibilities determined. I dismiss the officers to contribute whatever is needed. “
Contributors: Eleanor Espegren, USA Today; Associated Press