Train crash in the Mexico City subway: at least one dead and 35 injured
(CNN Spanish) —At least one person died and another 35 were injured in a train crash at the Potrero station on Line 3 of the Mexico City subway.
According to the city’s head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, who went to the scene of the accident, 35 people were taken to hospitals, while the official reported an “unfortunate” death. For his part, the Secretary of Citizen Security of Mexico City, Omar Garcia Harfuch, shared a preliminary report detailing the injuries, which he updated as the hours passed.
“On the instructions of Claudia Sheinbaum we share the list of people injured, treated and transferred at the moment”,wrote the Secretary of Citizen Security on Twitter when sharing the list of the names of the people who were being treated in hospitals.
The names of the injured appeared on the list along with their ages and the hospital where they had been taken.
Garcia Harfuch also confirmed that the 4 people who were trapped and pressed on the train had already been rescued.
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, echoed the incident and, on his Twitter account,shared a message condolences for what happened.
“I regret the accident in the Mexico City Metro. According to what I am informed, unfortunately one person lost his life and there are several injured. My condolences and my solidarity,” the president wrote.
And he added: “From the beginning, the public servants of Mexico City are attending to the mishap, who have our full support.”
Members of the rescue teams at the Indios Verdes metro station after two trains collided in Mexico City on January 7, 2023. (Photo by CLAUDIO CRUZ/AFP via Getty Images)
The events occurred after a collision between trains on Line 3 of the Metro. Sheinbaum reported earlier viafrom your twitter account that the secretaries of Government, Citizen Security, Comprehensive Risk Management, and the Metro Director arrived at the scene.
The Mexico City metro suspended service from Indios Verdes to Guerrera on Line 3 due to the incident.
For its part, the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office announced that it had initiated an investigation folder after the events that occurred on Line 3 of the CDMX subway.