Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on her Twitter account. That the accident occurred on Line 3 of the capital’s metro system. Without specifying the cause of the incident.
MEXICO CITY – At least one person was killed and 41 injured. When two subway trains collided. Between two stations in Mexico City on Saturday, authorities said.
Dozens of police and soldiers rushed into a nearby subway station. While ambulances and rescue teams arrived to treat the injured.
Edgar Montiel, an electrician who was on one of the trains. Said he felt lucky because he made a last-minute decision. Enter the next-to-last car instead of the one that crashed.
“It sounded very powerful. I just closed my eyes when I felt the hood of the car bend and throw me out,” Montiel told The Associated Press.
He said he was on the floor of the car with several passengers amid screams and pleas for help.
“The power went out in the subway and a lot of smoke started coming out which was suffocating us. We couldn’t breathe well,” he said.
Said the passengers in his car had to wait about 30 minutes until paramedics. Arrived to treat the injured and help everyone out of the car.
Expressing grief over the accident, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said. On his Twitter account that the federal government was. Supporting city officials dealing with the accident.
In May 2021, an elevated section of the subway system collapsed. Killing 26 people and injuring nearly 100. An investigation blamed structural failure on flaws in the construction process.
The Mexico City subway system has 141 miles of track and 195 stations. It serves an average of 4.6 million passengers daily.