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Disaster in Mexico City: At least 20 dead after subway bridge collapses

Mexico City, Mexico - At least 20 people, including children, were killed after a subway bridge partially collapsed in Mexico City on Monday evening.

Images of the horrific disaster were shared on Twitter by Mexico's civil protection agency.
Images of the horrific disaster were shared on Twitter by Mexico's civil protection agency.  © Collage: Twitter/Protección Civil México

Another 34 people were taken to hospital, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters.

Several carriages of a line 12 subway train plunged dozens of feet deep and collided with each other, videos circulating on social media showed.

Initial findings showed part of the bridge gave way, Sheinbaum said.

Footage also showed rescuers using a ladder to pull passengers out of train cars as they were hanging.

Cars had been travelling underneath the collapsed section of the overpass at Olivos station on the south-eastern edge of the city.

Because of the train's unstable position, rescue efforts had to be suspended, Sheinbaum said.

Videos of the incident were posted on Twitter

Authorities said at least 70 people had been injured in total.

Cover photo: Collage: Twitter/Protección Civil México

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