In Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, at least 20 people died when an elevated railroad collapsed last night (3 days) local time and a train crashed.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Schinbaum said at a press conference that at least 20 people, including children, died and 49 people were taken to hospitals.

Mayor Schnbaum also added that seven of the wounded are undergoing surgery in critical condition.

The accident occurred at around 10:30 local time last night near Olivos Station on Metro Line 12 in the southeast of Mexico City.

The cause of the accident is still unknown, and the mayor of Shenbaum said that one of the pillars of the elevated railroad collapsed when the subway passed.

Local media reported that after a 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City in September 2017, a crack broke out in the Metro Line 12 elevated railroad, causing residents to worry about collapse.

Metro Line 12, which is used by millions of people a day, was opened in 2012 and connects the city center and the southern part of the city. The city center section is underground and the outer section is ground-based.

In Mexico City, two subway cars collided at Takubaya Station in March last year, killing one and injuring 41 people.

The Mexico City subway is used by more than 4 million people a day and is said to be the largest in the Americas after the New York City subway.

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