No less than 20 folks died and 70 had been injured when an elevated part of the Mexico Metropolis metro collapsed on to a street under, leaving the prepare break up in two and hanging precariously.

The accident, which occurred late on Monday, got here after experiences {that a} automobile had crashed right into a pillar supporting the rail bridge. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, addressing reporters on the scene in a tough hat, stated a help beam had given manner.

Videos shared on social media captured the second when the road collapsed, crashing on to a busy street under. Sheinbaum stated no less than one automobile was trapped underneath the prepare.

Rescue employees had been on the scene, looking for survivors or trapped passengers. Forty-nine folks had been taken to hospital.

The accident occurred on Line 12, the most recent metro line, within the south of the capital. The road was constructed when Marcelo Ebrard, now the international minister and thought of a number one contender to succeed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was mayor of the town.

On Twitter, Ebrard promised his full help within the investigation of the “horrible tragedy”.

Line 12 was partially closed in 2014-15 to restore what the authorities described on the time as structural faults. 4 stations had been additionally shut after a serious earthquake struck the capital in 2017.

One survivor informed Foro TV that he felt the prepare “brake all of a sudden and we had been all pulled within the different path. My mobile phone flew out of my hand . . . I noticed individuals who had fainted and had been unconscious.”