Subway prepare collision in Mexico Metropolis kills 1, injures 57

MEXICO CITY — Two subway trains collided between two stations Saturday in Mexico Metropolis, killing not less than one particular person and injuring 41, authorities mentioned.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum mentioned on her Twitter account that the accident occurred on Line 3 of the capital’s Metro system, with out specifying the reason for the crash between the Potrero and La Raza stations.

Sheinbaum mentioned one lady was killed and 57 individuals injured, who have been taken to seven hospitals. 4 individuals have been trapped within the wreckage for a time, together with one prepare driver, who was reported in critical situation. Late within the afternoon, the mayor mentioned 26 of the injured had been launched.

Dozens of police and troopers swarmed into the close by subway stations, whereas ambulances and rescue groups arrived to deal with the injured.

Edgar Montiel, an electrician who was on one on the trains, mentioned he felt fortunate as a result of he had determined on the final minute to enter the next-to-last automotive moderately than the rearmost automotive, which was smashed up within the crash.

A subway passenger is taken on a stretcher after two subway trains collided in Mexico City
A subway passenger is taken on a stretcher after two subway trains collided in Mexico Metropolis on Jan. 7, 2023.Fernando Llano / AP

“It sounded very sturdy. I simply closed my eyes after I felt the sheets of the automotive bend and throw me,” Montiel informed The Related Press.

He mentioned he remained on the ground of the automotive with a number of passengers amid screams and cries requested for assist.

“The ability went out to the subway and numerous smoke started to come back out that was suffocating us. We couldn’t breathe effectively,” he mentioned.

Montiel, who had his left arm and shoulder bandaged, mentioned the occupants of his automotive needed to wait about half-hour till paramedics arrived to are inclined to the injured and assist everybody exit the automotive.

In lamenting the accident, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned on his Twitter account that the federal authorities was supporting town officers coping with accident.

In Could 2021, an elevated part of the subway system collapsed, inflicting 26 deaths and injuring practically 100 individuals. An investigation blamed the structural failure on deficiencies within the building course of, and 10 former officers have been charged with murder, damage and harm to property.

The Mexico Metropolis subway system has 141 miles of observe and 195 stations. It serves a median of 4.6 million passengers daily.