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The subway train derailed in Mexico City, killing at least 13



A subway train derailed in Mexico City on Monday night after a concrete overpass partially collapsed, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens more, the government said.

The derailment took place on line 12 of the metro system at Olivos station in southeastern Mexico City, the Mexican Civil Protection Agency said in a Twitter post.

Initial photos from the site showed inclined wagons, tangled wires and twisted metal. Government videos of the derailment show that at least one orange-and-yellow subway car is hanging from an overpass.

Carlos Zuniga Perez, a TV presenter in Mexico City, posted on Twitter a video of rescue workers rescuing injured passengers from an inclined subway car by helping them down the stairs.

Claudia Scheinbaum, the city’s mayor, said she was on site to support rescue workers.

The subway system in Mexico City, the country’s sprawling capital, serves more than four million passengers a day. It is the second largest in America, after the one in New York.

In March 2020, one man was killed and at least 41 others were injured when two subway trains collided in Mexico City. At the time, Ms. Scheinbaum said one of the trains apparently went back to the other by accident.




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