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Olivo Station line 12 Accident: 23 persons confirmed dead in Mexico City

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About 23 persons have lost their lives after a train Line collapsed of the Metro in Mexico.

The reports revealed that the accident happened on the night of Monday, May 3, after a bridge on Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro collapsed at Olivo’s station, causing a convoy to derail from the road.

Officials from the CDMX government initially confirmed that there were 70 injured and 15 deceased.

The General Hospitals of Tlahuac and General of Iztapalapa have been enabled to receive patients.

The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, said at a press conference that a trap fell, so everything necessary will be done to clarify the facts.

Sheinbaum explained that for the moment the rescue manoeuvres have been stopped. This is due to the fact that the train is very fragile, so the arrival of a crane will be awaited.

Of the 70 people who have been injured so far, the president reported that 34 have been transferred to hospitals to receive medical attention.

Similarly, Claudia Sheinbaum, said that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) is also at the scene of the events, in order to identify the people who lost their lives and make it known to the public for their recognition.

In order to help family members, a command center was set up at the site to provide corresponding information on the injured and deceased.

The capital chief pointed out that not all the injured were Metro users, as an injured person was also reported inside a car that was below the structure at the time of the accident.

It is expected that in the next few minutes the capital government will provide the names of the deceased and injured people for their recognition.

 

 

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