Mexico City Metro Collapses


Jose Galeas, Writer

On April 3rd of 2021, a metro collapsed in Mexico city killing at least 24 people including children. 79 people were injured and are in the hospital. Officials are yet to find out what caused the collapse. Officials say this is the worst public transport accident they have had. The collapse happened near Olivos Station, at 10:25 p.m. local time, according to Mexico City’s Interior Minister Alfonso Suarez Del Real. The ex-mayor of Mexico City said he will cooperate with the investigations. Rescue efforts were temporarily suspended due to concerns over the stability of the subway car, which was still dangling over the road. One survivor was trapped in their vehicle underneath the rubble but has been freed. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that once the investigations have been concluded, nothing will be hidden from the public. The President personally sent his condolences to the families of the people that were killed in the accident. “Our main task is to attend to the people who are in the hospitals, to attend to the relatives of the victims who unfortunately died in this incident,” said the mayor of Mexico City.