Officials said Mexico City: Fifteen people died and 70 people were injured when the Mexico City metro train cars partially collapsed.
A dramatic video on local channel Millennio TV shows the overpass of the Metro’s 12 line falling from the top of cars on a road below.
Videos on television and social media show emergency medical staff and firefighters searching for survivors of the wreck.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Shinbaum said 15 people were killed and a car was trapped under the rubble.
Shinbaum said on Twitter “Unfortunately there are dead and injured people. I am on the site supporting the establishment of the command center”.
The city’s Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection Agency initially injured 13 and 70 people.
The Metro’s 12 line was constructed when Mexico’s current foreign minister, Marcello Eberard, was mayor of Mexico City.
“What happened with the metro today is a terrible tragedy. I have solidarity with the victims and their families,” Eberard said on Twitter.
“Of course, the reasons must be investigated and the responsibilities defined. I repeat that I am at the disposal of the authorities to help with whatever is necessary.”