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Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 23 dead
Posted by: DP
Date: May 04, 2021 06:17AM
The news reported that particular stretch is only ten years old.

An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent a subway car plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring about 70, city officials said. Rescuers searched a car left dangling from the overpass for hours for anyone who might be trapped.

Those efforts were suspended early Tuesday, however, because of safety concerns for those working near the precariously dangling car. A crane was brought in to help shore it up.

“We don’t know if they are alive,” Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said of the people possibly trapped inside the car following one of the deadliest accidents in the city’s subway system, which is among the busiest in the world.

Earlier Sheinbaum said someone had been pulled alive from a car that was trapped on the road below. She said 49 of the injured were hospitalized, and that seven were in serious condition and undergoing surgery.

“There are unfortunately children among the dead,” Sheinbaum said, without specifying how many.

The overpass was about 5 meters (16 feet) above the road in the borough of Tlahuac, but the train ran above a concrete median strip, which apparently lessened the casualties among motorists on the road below.


[apnews.com]





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Re: Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 23 dead
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 04, 2021 09:05AM
Allegations about poor design and construction on the subway line emerged soon after the Ebrard left office as mayor
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Re: Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 23 dead
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 04, 2021 09:13AM
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Steve G.
Allegations about poor design and construction on the subway line emerged soon after the Ebrard left office as mayor
Corruption on construction in a seismically active zone like Mexico City is terrifying.
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Re: Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 23 dead
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 04, 2021 10:04AM
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cbelt3
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Steve G.
Allegations about poor design and construction on the subway line emerged soon after the Ebrard left office as mayor
Corruption on construction in a seismically active zone like Mexico City is terrifying.

It's also so common it's all too often just shrugged off as "business as usual" in Mexico.



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Re: Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 23 dead
Posted by: lost in space
Date: May 04, 2021 12:48PM
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cbelt3
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Steve G.
Allegations about poor design and construction on the subway line emerged soon after the Ebrard left office as mayor
Corruption on construction in a seismically active zone like Mexico City is terrifying.

Not only is it seismically active, the whole unstable city sits on top of an old lake bed.

This line was one of the newest in the system.



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