Mexico City Train Overpass Collapses Onto Road; 23 Dead

“A support beam gave way” just as the train passed over it, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said.

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Mexico City fire fighters and rescue personnel work to recover victims from a subway accident after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City, Monday, May 3, 2021. The section passing over a road in southern Mexico City collapsed Monday night, dropping a subway train, trapping cars and causing at least 50 injuries and several dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jose Ruiz)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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 initially searched a car left dangling from the overpass 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…

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