15 Dead and 70 Injured in Mexico City Subway Collapse

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A subway collapse in Mexico City has claimed the lives of 15 and left nearly 70 other victims injured.

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday night, the metro’s 12 line overpass collapsed, crushing the cars beneath it.

The Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, confirmed that 15 people were killed because of the incident.

Firefighters and emergency medical crews are hard at work, meticulously searching through the wreckage for survivors. Though their rescue efforts were briefly halted around midnight due to the lack of structural integrity at the site of the accident. The portion of train that had not fallen was precariously hanging, and too vigorous of efforts might further endanger the remaining survivors.

A crane was brought in to properly address the situation.

Rescue efforts are still underway and the cause of the tragedy has yet to be identified.

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