Death Toll in One of Mexico City’s Deadliest Accidents Rises to 26

A woman places flowers at a makeshift altar during a protest demanding justice for the people who died in Monday’s subway collapse, at the site of the wreckage in Mexico City’s south side, Friday, May 7, 2021. An elevated section of Line 12 collapsed late Monday killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 70, city officials said. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Monday night’s collapsing of an elevated section of the Mexico City’s metro rose to 26 leading to immediate questioning of the city’s mass transit system structural strength. Injuries number up to 88 and 33 remain hospitalized.

Officials not only promise investigation into the collapse, but that they will inspect all elevated lines and overpasses in the city.

Monday night’s accident marks the city’s deadliest in its history.

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