Mexico City Rescuers Use Crane to Lower Dangling Subway Car From Fallen Overpass

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    Rescue efforts continued early Tuesday after an elevated section of Mexico City’s metro collapsed and sent a subway car plunging toward a busy boulevard.

    At least 23 people died and about 70 were injured, city officials said.

    Rescuers searched a carriage left dangling from the overpass for anyone who might be trapped.

    Those efforts were suspended, however, because of safety concerns.

    A crane was brought in to help shore the carriage up.

    Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said she didn’t know if the people possibly trapped inside the car were alive.

    The overpass was about five meters (16 feet) above the road in the borough of Tlahuac, but the train ran above a concrete median strip, which apparently lessened the casualties among motorists on the road below.

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    In This Story: Mexico

    Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

    Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

    Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

    Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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