Mexico: collision between two metro trains leaves one dead and 57 injured

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Mexico: a collision between two metro trains leaves one dead and 57 injured

Paramedics help a woman after two subway trains collided head-on at a station in Mexico City.

The collision between two metro trains on Saturday in Mexico City left one dead and 57 injured, according to the latest report from the authorities, a new accident that mourns the capital's public transport network after that of May 2021 which left 26 dead.< /p>

There are 57 people injured, some with minor injuries who were nonetheless taken to hospitals, and unfortunately one death, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said in a brief message to the press at the scene of the incident. x27;accident.

The person in the most serious condition is the train driver, she added.

Trains collided in a tunnel connecting Potrero and La Raza stations, on line 3 of the metro that crosses Mexico City from north to south.

Justice has opened an investigation into the causes of the accident and Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed his condolences to the victims on Twitter.

Rescue workers work near the area where the two subway trains collided head-on in Mexico City.

The Mexico City subway is regularly under fire from reviews due to lack of maintenance of facilities. In May 2021, the collapse of a bridge due to the passage of a train killed 26 people and injured around 100.

La the same year, a fire at a subway checkpoint poisoned 30 people. In 2020, two trains collided at Tacubaya station left one dead and 41 injured.

Inaugurated in 1969, the Mexico City metro has 12 lines and 195 stations for 226 kilometers of ways. In 2021, it carried 837 million passengers.

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