Mexico City Metro Collapse Kills 24 After Neighbors’ Warnings

Train terminal

The Mexico City metro is one of the largest in the world, carrying about 5 million commuters per day.

May 17, 2021
Max De Haldevang & Maya Averbuch - Bloomberg

The collapse of a long-troubled Mexico City metro track killed 24 people and put two of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s top allies in the line of fire Monday night, after a decade of safety concerns and probes surrounding the project.

About 79 people were injured, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Tuesday. A broken beam led to the incident on the Golden Line of the metro system, she said. An international agency and the attorney general’s office will investigate.

Reprinted courtesy of Max De Haldevang, Bloomberg and Maya Averbuch, Bloomberg


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