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15 June, Tuesday


Tragic accident in Mexico City left 13 dead.

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At least 13 people have been killed after a subway overpass partially collapsed in Mexico City, authorities have confirmed. 

The city's civil protection agency added almost 70 people were injured in the accident in the south of Mexico's capital, which happened at 10.30pm local time.Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who had rushed to the scene of the accident, said a "support beam gave way ". The collapse led to a train falling downward and cars have been trapped underneath the rubble. Video showed at least one broken train along with dozens of rescuers searching through the remnants of the collapsed overpass.

The accident happened on the metro's Line 12, the construction of which has been plagued by complaints and accusations of irregularities. Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote on Twitter: "What has happened on the metro today is a terrible tragedy."

 

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