The subway crash in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, on the night of the 3rd (local time), which inflicted 100 casualties, was a catastrophe in an instant.
At 10:30 p.m., the moment the subway line 12 was passing near Olivos Station in the southeast of Mexico City, one of the elevated support pillars collapsed, causing the elevated railroad and two trains to crash.
To date, 23 deaths and 79 injuries have been confirmed.
Mariana, 26, who was on the accident train at the time, told Eluniversal on a local daily, “After hearing a loud thunder, everything fell down.”
He said, “In the train there were not only people sitting but also standing people, but when the subway crashed, it suddenly swelled and my body hit the ceiling,” he said.
Passengers were confined for about 15 minutes in a train with one side on the floor and the other at an angle at the end of the overpass, and then one passenger broke the window and started to escape, Mariana said.
“I wasn’t seriously injured, so I helped others escape,” he said.
An eyewitness nearby at the time of the accident told Millenio, a Mexican media, “I was amazed by the sound of thunder and saw a white cloud of dust. I thought an explosion had occurred.”
Another witness told a Mexican broadcaster, “I ran to help after the dust subsided,” and “I didn’t even hear a scream. I was shocked and I don’t know if it was.”
People who were trying to check the life or death of family and friends who could not reach the accident site also gathered and watched the search work with anxiety.
Badger Jesus Segura, who is searching nearby hospitals in search of her sister who is believed to have been on the accident train, told the Associated Press that her name is not on the casualty list and does not answer calls. I will not lose faith that I can find it.
Some people have escaped the tragedy due to differences in occasion.
A woman named Marie, who got off at the station just before and avoided the accident, said to Eluniversal, “There were too many people on the train to breathe. I would rather get off and walk.”
Jose Martinez said he missed the train in the accident after work was late and “saved his life in 15 minutes.”
Some testimony that the elevated railroad was uneasy before the accident came out.
Ricardo Delatore, who lives near subway line 12, told AFP that the nearby buildings shook every time the subway passed. “That alone can tell you that the construction wasn’t working properly.”
On this day, Mexican authorities announced that they would thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident and disclose it transparently.
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