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The Guardian Weekly - 2021-05-07

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Mexico City metro collapse drops carriages on to road

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At least 23 people died and about 70 were injured after a Mexico City metro overpass partially collapsed on Monday night, with the death toll likely to rise. The city’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said a support beam had given way, causing the overpass to collapse, adding that the cause was being investigated. The accident happened at about 10.30pm local time on the metro’s Line 12. Also known as the Gold Line, the section was built when Marcelo Ebrard, the foreign minister, was mayor of the capital. It opened in 2012. The Mexico City Metro, officially called Sistema de Transporte Colectivo is the second largest metro system in North America after the New York City subway. In 2019, it served 1.6 billion passengers.

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