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UPDATE: Overpass Collapse On Mexico City Metro Kills At Least 24

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Subway cars dangle at an angle from a collapsed elevated section of the metro, in Mexico City, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The elevated section of the metro's Line 12 collapsed late Monday killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

(AP) — Officials say 24 people were killed when an elevated section of Mexico City’s metro collapsed as a train was traveling along it.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said the train fell onto a busy boulevard late Monday night. It was one of the deadliest incidents in the history of the subway system, which is among the busiest in the world.

Of the 24 killed, the mayor said 21 died at the scene, while the others died at hospitals, and children were among the fatalities, Crews used a crane to lower a train car to the ground as they untangled the steel and concrete wreckage. Officials say 77 people were hospitalized.

 

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