Mexico metro crash: Outrage growing over infrastructural problems

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    Authorities in Mexico promise to punish those responsible for the collapse of a metro train overpass that killed at least 24 people.

    The accident has raised questions about the safety of Mexico City’s metro system, one of the busiest in the world.

    The accident on Monday night was the deadliest metro disaster since October 1975, when two trains collided leaving 23 people dead.

    Metro authorities say rail lines will undergo inspections in the coming days to analyze construction integrity, with commuters fearful that Monday’s accident will not be the last.

    Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from the Mexican capital Mexico City.

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    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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