Mexico metro overpass collapses, killing 15 and injuring dozens

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    An elevated metro line has collapsed in Mexico’s capital, sending a train crashing down onto cars below.

    At least 15 people have been killed.

    Rescue crews have been pulling people from the wreckage of the carriages, which are hanging precariously over the road.

    More than 70 injured people have been taken to hospitals around the city.

    Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo joins us live in Mexico City, Mexico, for the latest updates

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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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