1 person was killed and 41 injured as a result of a subway train collision in Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY — At least one person was killed and 41 injured when two subway trains collided between two stations in Mexico City on Saturday, authorities said.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter that the accident happened on Line 3 of the Metropolitan Metro, without specifying the cause of the accident between Potrero and La Raza stations.

Scheinbaum said one person was killed and 16 people were taken to hospital with injuries. But later the authorities increased the number of victims to 41. Four people who were stuck in the trains were rescued.

Dozens of police and soldiers rushed to nearby subway stations, and ambulances and rescue teams attended to treat the injured.

Edgar Montiel, an electrician who was on one of the trains, said he felt lucky because he decided at the last minute to get into the last car instead of the rearmost car that was damaged in the crash.

“It sounded really loud. “I closed my eyes when I felt the sheet metal of the car bend and throw me,” Montiel told The Associated Press.

He said he was left on the floor of the car with several passengers amid the screams and cries for help.

“In the metro, the electricity went out and a lot of smoke began to suffocate us. We couldn’t breathe,” he says.

Montiel, who suffered injuries to his left arm and leg, said the passengers in his car had to wait about 30 minutes for paramedics to arrive to help treat the injured and get everyone out of the car.

In May 2021, the upper part of the metro system collapsed, killing 26 people and injuring about 100 people.

ABC News

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