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Accident on line 12: the images of the collapse of a section of the Mexico City subway that left dozens of deaths and injuries

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Two women seek information about their relatives

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The identification of the victims progresses slowly, to the despair of the relatives.

Debris removal work continues in Mexico City after the devastating accident on subway line 12 that left at least 24 dead and 79 injured on Monday night.

The identification of the fatalities is progressing slowly while the authorities report that the probability of people being trapped between the irons is “very low”.

The Prosecutor’s Office of the capital reported that it is transferring the bodies of the deceased to the territorial offices of the Public Ministry in Iztapalapa, in the east of the city, for the identification of the next of kin.

What happened

The accident occurred on Monday at 10:22 p.m. local time (03:22 GMT on Tuesday) when a beam of an elevated bridge of line 12, between Olivos and Tezonco stations, in the southeast of the city, gave way, which did crash a train with passengers that got stranded in a “V” shape.

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