More than 60 children were injured in the Mexico City crash, many of them in critical condition.
At least 23 people have been killed and 65 others hospitalized after a train overturned in Mexico City after a train collided with cars below.
Rescue efforts for survivors at the top of Metro 12 lane were briefly suspended shortly after Monday night’s crash, with officials saying more train parts and debris were at risk of falling on the road.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said a crane would be taken to the site to stabilize the trains so rescuers could resume their work.
Sheinbaum said seven of those taken to the hospital were in “bad condition” and were undergoing surgery.
“The dead unfortunately include children,” Schneipham said, noting how many. He added that “a support beam led” as the train passed it.
A video on local channel Milenio TV showed cars falling into a stream at 10:30 pm local time (Tuesday 03:30 GMT) near the Olivos station in the southeast of the city, sending clouds of dust and debris.
Other images showed at least two trains rushing out of the damaged bypass as fire and medical crews initially approached the carriages using ladders.
A crane was working to catch a subway car hanging in the collapsed section, so emergency workers entered to check a car.
Friends and relatives of those whose metro bridge collapsed were waiting for news of their loved ones early Tuesday morning, but many feared the dire situation. “My brother is still under the rubble,” one said.
Police evacuated people from the immediate area of the disaster where rescue teams were working.
Oscar Lopez – a friend of one of the missing Adriana Salas, 26, six months pregnant – said a woman was talking on the phone with her mother on the train when she suddenly lost contact.
“I talked to her when she was leaving work, she was in touch with the news … the police and paramedics didn’t tell us anything,” Lopez said.
The 12 line of the metro was built by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard when he was mayor of Mexico City.
“What happened today with Metro is a terrible tragedy. My solidarity with the victims and their families, ”Ephraim said on Twitter.
“Of course the causes need to be explored and the responsibilities defined. I reiterate that I am at the disposal of the authorities to assist in what is required. ”
After his six-year term in 2024, Ephraim and Sheinbaum are seen by many political observers as the heirs of President Andrews Manuel Lopez Obrador.
The Mexico City Metro, one of the largest and busiest in the world, has had at least two serious accidents since it opened half a century ago.
In March last year, a passenger was killed and 41 others were injured in a collision between two trains at Takubaya station. In 2015, 12 people were injured in another accident at Oceania station on a train that did not stop on time.