Subway prepare collision in Mexico City kills 1, injures 57

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MEXICO CITY — Two subway trains collided between two stations Saturday in Mexico City, killing no less than one particular person and injuring 41, authorities mentioned.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum mentioned on her Twitter account that the accident occurred on Line 3 of the capital’s Metro system, with out specifying the reason for the crash between the Potrero and La Raza stations.

Sheinbaum mentioned one girl was killed and 57 individuals injured, who have been taken to seven hospitals. 4 individuals have been trapped within the wreckage for a time, together with one prepare driver, who was reported in critical situation. Late within the afternoon, the mayor mentioned 26 of the injured had been launched.

Dozens of police and troopers swarmed into the close by subway stations, whereas ambulances and rescue groups arrived to deal with the injured.

Edgar Montiel, an electrician who was on one on the trains, mentioned he felt fortunate as a result of he had determined on the final minute to enter the next-to-last automotive relatively than the rearmost automotive, which was smashed up within the crash.

“It sounded very strong. I just closed my eyes when I felt the sheets of the car bend and throw me,” Montiel advised The Related Press.

He mentioned he remained on the ground of the automotive with a number of passengers amid screams and cries requested for assist.

“The power went out to the subway and a lot of smoke began to come out that was suffocating us. We could not breathe well,” he mentioned.

Montiel, who had his left arm and shoulder bandaged, mentioned the occupants of his automotive needed to wait about half-hour till paramedics arrived to are inclined to the injured and assist everybody exit the automotive.

In lamenting the accident, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned on his Twitter account that the federal authorities was supporting the town officers coping with accident.

In Might 2021, an elevated part of the subway system collapsed, inflicting 26 deaths and injuring almost 100 individuals. An investigation blamed the structural failure on deficiencies within the building course of, and 10 former officers have been charged with murder, harm and injury to property.

The Mexico City subway system has 226.5 kilometers (141 miles) of monitor and 195 stations. It serves a median of 4.6 million passengers each day.

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