20 people killed after a metro bridge collapses in Mexico City

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Mexico City: In Mexico City, 20 people were buried under debris due to the collapse of the subway bridge on Monday night. Mexico City’s Civil Protection Agency tweeted that 70 people were injured in the accident in the southern part of the capital and have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who arrived at the scene, said the accident occurred after the bridge collapsed. A portion of the bridge collapsed on the road after the pole collapsed, leaving several cars under the debris. The incident happened around 10:30 pm local time.

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Some videos of the incident have also surfaced in which a part of the train is seen damaged and rescuers are seen evacuating people from the rubble. The accident occurred on Metro Line-12. There were allegations of several irregularities in the construction of this line. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcello Eobard tweeted, “Very traumatic incident has occurred.”