- Jul 5, 2009
Two train carriages plunged to the ground when an elevated metro line collapsed.
Two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, above a busy road. At least 65 people were injured, and seven are in a serious condition.
Mexico City's metro system is one of the most used in the world, carrying tens of millions of passengers a week. In North America, only New York's subway carries more people every day.
Yet the incident did not occur on one of the older lines, which have been through at least two major earthquakes in the past 35 years. Rather it happened on Line 12, completed as recently as October 2012.
There will be difficult questions for the mayor's office to come about the construction of the line, including for several former mayors.