Another 34 people were hospitalized.
At least 15 people were killed and 34 were hospitalized as a result of the collapse of the metro bridge with a train running on it in the capital of Mexico. The Ministry of Public Security and Protection of Citizens of the country reported this.
“Official data at the moment: 15 dead, 34 people were transferred to hospitals for treatment,” the ministry said in a publication on its official Twitter page. It notes that search and rescue operations at the scene are continuing.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard expressed his condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the accident. “What happened in the metro is a tragedy,” Ebrard said. “It is necessary to find out the reasons [for what happened] and identify those responsibly,” the head of the Mexican Foreign Ministry said.
Earlier, Reuters reported that 70 people were injured because of the collapse of the metro bridge.
According to the newspaper El Universal, the incident occurred on Monday at 22: 25 local time. The newspaper El Pais, citing local authorities, reported that the incident occurred in the course of the train between the stations “Olivos” and “Tesonco.” “I am now heading to the scene of the accident on line 12, I will inform you on arrival,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Scheinbaum wrote on Twitter. Later, she said that she was at the scene and coordinating the work of the situation center.