Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road, killing at least 13 and injuring 70, authorities say

At least 13 people were killed and 70 injured when an overpass in Mexico City’s metro collapsed onto a road on Monday night, authorities said.

The accident, which happened near 10:30 p.m. local time, trapped cars under rubble and passengers in train cars hanging mid-air, video on social media and Mexico television showed. Emergency crews worked to recover those passengers. 

The city’s Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection Agency said on Twitter said the accident had killed at least 13 and injured 70 in a preliminary toll. Some media reports reported a higher death toll. 

Alfonso Suárez del Real, secretary of Mexico City’s government, told Milenio Television that the injured were being taken to hospitals. Facebook groups had already begun to form lists of the injured early Tuesday. 

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