At least two people have died in Mexico City after an elevated train line collapsed Monday night, according to local officials.
At 12:22 pm local time, an underpass collapsed and the subway on line 12 fell to the ground.
At least 10 people were taken to hospital, including surgery, Mayor Claudia Schneibam told a news conference. According to the Mexican news service Telediario.
“Unfortunately there are children among the dead,” Shinebaum said, according to the Associated Press.
Footage The incident, which was shared on social media, shows that at the moment the overpass collapsed, two vehicles were sent to the bottom of the vehicle in both directions.
The mayor said a man trapped in a car under the rubble had been rescued.
Officials have so far identified two of the dead.
Shenbaum advised members of the public who believed their loved ones could contact them as efforts continued to identify victims.
“We are sending help to all the families who have lost someone and who have someone in the hospital, and we are going to help them and give them the help they need,” the mayor said.
According to the AP, Mexico City’s subway system is the largest in the world and the second busiest in North America.
Line 12, also known as the Golden Line, is a newly launched route and runs south-west to southeast through the city.
A section of the line was temporarily closed in 2014 due to infrastructural problems and a threat to passenger safety.
A further partial shutdown was needed in 2017 after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that caused visible structural damage.
Speaking after Monday’s fall, the mayor assured the public that there would be a full government investigation into what happened, including the assistance of international experts.