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Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapse On Road Leaves 23 Dead

A support beam gave away, an official said, adding that children were among the dead

May 04, 2021

An aerial view of subway cars dangle at an angle from a collapsed elevated section of the metro, in Mexico City.

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Mexico City's subway cars lay at an angle after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City. The section passing over a road in southern Mexico City collapsed Monday night, dropping a subway train, trapping cars and causing at least 50 injuries, authorities said.

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Mexican rescue personnel remove the body of a victim from a couple of subway cars that fell after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City.

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Mexico City's subway cars lay at an angle after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City.

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Mexico's army soldiers hold stretchers as they wait to help in the rescue efforts after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City.

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Mexico's army soldiers hold stretchers as they wait to help in the rescue efforts after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City.

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Rescue personnel stand in front of Mexico City subway cars laying at an angle after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City.

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Media stand at a police barricade barring access to the scene of a subway car that fell after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City.

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Mexico City rescue personnel move a victim from a subway car that fell after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed in Mexico City.

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A subway car is prepared to be lowered to the ground, with the help of a crane, from a collapsed elevated section of the metro, in Mexico City. The elevated section of the Line 12 metro collapsed late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said.

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