A subway partially fell when the bridge that passed over it suddenly collapsed. At that time, cars were driving under the bridge. The accident, which occurred in southeast Mexico City, injured 79 people, including three children.
According to City Council Leader Claudia Sheinbaum, it’s too early to point the finger. In addition to an external investigation, I also promised that other metro lines in the Mexican capital are safe. The affected line will remain closed for the time being. It was not clear why the bridge collapsed.
According to Mexican media, locals have long been concerned about the building’s safety. There have also been allegations of corruption in the construction of the metro line. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who led Mexico City when building the bridge, pledged to cooperate with the investigation.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador believes that the investigation of the accident should be carried out quickly and nothing should be hidden from the Mexican people. He also conveyed his condolences.