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Metro line 12: the first conclusions about the accident in Mexico City that caused 26 deaths

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Line 12 CDMX accident

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The tragedy was the largest in the capital since the earthquake of September 19, 2017.

A “structural failure” was behind the collapse of line 12 of the Mexico City metro, which left 26 dead last May.

To that conclusion came the independent preliminary appraisal carried out by the Norwegian company DNV, contracted by the government of the capital of Mexico.

“The incident was caused by a structural failure associated with deficiencies in the construction process,” said this Wednesday in a message to the media the Secretary of Works and Services of Mexico City, Jesús Antonio Esteva Medina, when reading the conclusions of the first of the three preliminary investigation reports.

This first study will be followed by the publication of two other reports: one on July 14 and the third and final one on August 30 of this year.

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