A subway train derailed in Mexico City on Monday night after a concrete viaduct partially collapsed, the government said, which reported dozens of injuries and scenes of tangled wires, twisted metal and tilted cars fallen from a viaduct.
The derailment occurred on metro line 12 from Olivos station in southeast Mexico City, Mexico’s civil protection agency. said in a message on Twitter. The accident sent emergency teams rushing to the scene and triggered a warning on Twitter from the Mexico City metro, officially called Sistema de Transporte Colectivo, to avoid the area.
Government-released videos of the derailment showed at least one orange and yellow subway car hanging from an overpass.
La Jornada newspaper reported that the crash happened around 10:25 p.m. and left at least 50 injured. Officials did not immediately release reports of casualties.
Claudia Sheinbaum, mayor of the city, said on twitter that she was rushing to the scene.
The metro system in Mexico City, the country’s sprawling capital, handles more than four million passengers a day. It is the second largest in the Americas, after New York.