One useless, 57 injured in Mexico Metropolis Metro accident

MEXICO CITY, Jan 7 (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and 57 injured in a train crash on the Mexico City subway early Saturday, local authorities said.

The person killed in the morning crash was a young woman, the city’s security chief Omar Garcia told local media Grupo Milenio.

Garcia shared an updated list of the injured later Saturday, and the city’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Twitter that she was at the scene.

Four others trapped in a Line 3 carriage were rescued and are in good health, Garcia said earlier.

A large number of accidents have occurred in the subway in recent years. The most serious was the collapse of a Line 12 railway overpass in May 2021, killing 26 and injuring more than 60.

Lack of maintenance was identified as one of the causes of the accident.

Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz in Mexico City; writing by Julia Symmes Cobb; Adaptation by Leslie Adler

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