Mexico overpass collapse kills 24 people

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At least 24 people have died as a result of an overpass collapsing in Mexico City, according to the New York Times.

Occurring at 10:22 p.m. near the Olivos station on Mexico City metro Line 12, the collapse sent two carriages of a passenger train crashing towards the busy roads below the overpass.

The BBC notes that residents had previously reported cracks in the overpass structure after an earthquake in 2017, though transport authorities made repairs following the reports, according to Mexico's El Universal newspaper.

"We only heard a thunderous noise and everything started coming apart," one survivor told El Universal, according to The Guardian. "We were sent flying and hit the ceiling," she said.

As of this morning, at least 79 people have been hospitalized as a result of the incident, according to CNN citing Mexican officials. Four bodies remain inside the train's carriages.


RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Overpass before collapse
2. Train setting off from station
3. Bent beam beneath underpass
4. Collapse and crash from the driver's perspective
5. Collapse and crash from the left side
6. Collapse and crash from above

VOICEOVER (in English):

"At least 24 people have died as a result of an overpass collapsing in Mexico City, according to the New York Times."

"Occurring at 10:22 p.m. near the Olivos station on Mexico City metro Line 12, the collapse sent two carriages of a passenger train crashing towards the busy roads below the overpass."

"The BBC notes that residents had previously reported cracks in the overpass structure after an earthquake in 2017, though transport authorities made repairs following the reports, according to Mexico's El Universal newspaper."

"'We only heard a thunderous noise and everything started coming apart,' one survivor told El Universal, according to The Guardian. 'We were sent flying and hit the ceiling,' she said."

"As of this morning, at least 79 people have been hospitalized as a result of the incident, according to CNN citing Mexican officials. Four bodies remain inside the train's carriages."

"At a press conference on Tuesday, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said that two investigations will be launched into the collapse. One by the attorney general and one by an external company specialising in metros and structural issues."

SOURCES: The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, BBC
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/world/americas/mexico-city-train-derailment.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/04/americas/mexico-subway-collapse-intl-hnk/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/04/mexico-city-overpass-collapse-metro-train-carriages
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-56985164