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Mexico City Metro Collapse Kills 24 After Neighbors’ Warnings

  • Twenty-four dead, 79 reported hurt as train falls to street
  • Metro line was suspended in 2014 over safety concerns
Train cars lay at an angle after a raised subway track collapsed in Mexico City.
Train cars lay at an angle after a raised subway track collapsed in Mexico City.Photographer: Marco Ugarte/AP
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The collapse of a long-troubled Mexico City metro track killed 24 people and put two of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s top allies in the line of fire Monday night, after a decade of safety concerns and probes surrounding the project.

About 79 people were injured, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Tuesday. A broken beam led to the incident on the Golden Line of the metro system, she said. An international agency and the attorney general’s office will investigate.