Mexico City: Mexico will punish those responsible for an overpass collapse that killed at least 24 people and injured dozens when a train on Mexico City`s newest metro line plunged onto a busy road below, the government said on Tuesday (May 4).
Accompanied by officials involved in the construction and maintenance of the elevated metro line that collapsed on Monday (May 3) night, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the investigation should be done quickly and that nothing should be hidden from the public.
“There`s no impunity for anyone,” he told a news conference. The city has been governed since the turn of the century by former mayor Lopez Obrador and his allies.
The crash has raised wider questions about safety on one of the world`s busiest metro systems, which carries millions of people daily across the capital`s urban sprawl.
Firefighters using heavy chains to stabilize the site pulled bodies and survivors from the wreckage before lowering one dangling carriage onto a truck in the afternoon. Some 79 people were injured, including three children, authorities said.
Video on social media showed the moment when the overpass suddenly plummeted onto a stream of cars near…