There‘s going to be a major investigation into the state of Mexico City’s subway accident. According to the local authorities, the accident on Monday evening killed at least 24 people.
A subway partially came down when the overpass that it was passing suddenly partially collapsed. There were cars under the overpass at that time, and 79 people were injured in the accident in the south-east of Mexico City, including three children.
According to the leader of the city council, Claudia Sheinbaum, it‘s too early to point fingers. In addition to an external investigation, she also promises that the other metro lines in the Mexican capital are safe. The affected line remains closed for the time being. It’s not yet clear what caused the overpass to collapse.
According to Mexican media, the local population would have been worried about the safety of the building for a long time. There are also accusations of corruption in the construction of the metro line. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who led Mexico City when the viaduct was built, promised his cooperation in the investigation.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador believes that the investigation into the accident should be carried out quickly and nothing should be hidden from the Mexican people. He also conveyed his condolences.