Around 10:25 pm this Monday, a “whale” collapsed on Line 12 of the Metro Collective Transport System, which caused the fall of two wagons from the convoy between Olivos and Tezonco stations.
The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported shortly before midnight 20 people who unfortunately died and confirmed 70 injured, of which 49 were transferred by ambulance to five hospitals near the point of the accident.
“There are people trapped, we do not know if they are alive, I do not have the exact data, but we do know that 70 people left, of which 34 were transferred to hospitals.”
Informe más reciente de protección civil. Sigo en la zona del incidente. Lamentamos la pérdida de vidas. Daremos todo el apoyo a los familiares. https://t.co/KTlKV3RO96
— Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) May 4, 2021
Sheinbaum Pardo pointed out that the corresponding investigations will be carried out until the last consequences.
To the point, emergency elements of Civil Protection, the Heroic Fire Department and the Mexican Red Cross, among other emergency agencies, as well as capital police, with a state of force of 450 preventive, 250 of Transit, 21 units and 90 paramedics of the ERUM, as well as personnel from the Banking and Industrial Police PBI and Auxiliary Police PA.
— Protección Civil México (@CNPC_MX) May 4, 2021
In addition to at least 216 elements of the Mexican Army belonging to the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) as well as personnel from the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) belonging to the Urban rescue unit.
Experts from the capital’s Prosecutor’s Office are ready to help identify the bodies that unfortunately lost their lives and those who will initiate the investigation into what happened.
It should be noted that Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro Collective Transportation System was inaugurated on October 30, 2012, by the then head of Government, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, today Secretary of Foreign Relations; the so-called Golden Line; Since its inauguration, it has been the subject of criticism for the various flaws it has presented over eight years.