MEXICO CITY — Two subway trains collided between two stations Saturday in Mexico Metropolis, killing not less than one individual and injuring 57, authorities stated.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated 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 stated one girl was killed and 57 folks injured, who have been taken to seven hospitals. 4 folks have been trapped within the wreckage for a time, together with one practice driver, who was reported in critical situation. Late within the afternoon, the mayor stated 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, stated he felt fortunate as a result of he had determined on the final minute to enter the next-to-last automobile quite than the rearmost automobile, which was smashed up within the crash.
“It sounded very robust. I simply closed my eyes after I felt the sheets of the automobile bend and throw me,” Montiel instructed The Related Press.
He stated he remained on the ground of the automobile with a number of passengers amid screams and cries requested for assist.
“The facility went out to the subway and quite a lot of smoke started to return out that was suffocating us. We couldn’t breathe properly,” he stated.
Montiel, who had his left arm and shoulder bandaged, stated the occupants of his automobile needed to wait about half-hour till paramedics arrived to are inclined to the injured and assist everybody exit the automobile.
In lamenting the accident, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated on his Twitter account that the federal authorities was supporting the town officers coping with accident.
In Could 2021, an elevated part of the subway system collapsed, inflicting 26 deaths and injuring almost 100 folks. An investigation blamed the structural failure on deficiencies within the building course of, and 10 former officers have been charged with murder, damage and injury to property.
The Mexico Metropolis subway system has 141 miles of monitor and 195 stations. It serves a mean of 4.6 million passengers day-after-day.