After Mexico City train collapse, families search for the missing

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated on Tuesday that 21 victims had been discovered lifeless at the scene of the accident, and three others had died after being taken to hospitals. Authorities launched the names of greater than 70 injured folks taken to native hospitals.

But for some, the search for their family members was simply starting.

“I’m looking for my son,” Marisol Tapia told reporters at the scene of the accident by sobs. “I can’t find him anywhere, in any of the ambulances.”

Hours later, her 13-year-old son, Brandon Giovani Hernández Tapia, was nonetheless missing: Ms. Tapia and her mom have been rising determined, not sure if he was lifeless or alive.

“I went to all the hospitals and they say he’s not there,” she told reporters gathered again at the crash web site afterward Tuesday morning for a information convention with opposition politicians. “The metro wasn’t built on its own — this flaw has been there for a long time and no one did anything.”

On social media, families searched for any scrap of stories about missing folks. Details of these injured started to emerge, however the lifeless remained unnamed. Four our bodies had been trapped inside one in every of the train carriages, in line with Ms. Sheinbaum.

“All the support will be given to the victims,” Ms. Sheinbaum stated throughout a morning information convention. “Our solidarity with all the family members who lost someone.”

A complete of 79 injured folks had been taken to hospitals, in line with Ms. Sheinbaum, three of whom later died. Among these hospitalized have been three minors and three aged folks.

Some witnesses to the occasion have been additionally injured.

“I was going to my mother’s house and a large stone fell on me,” Esmeralda Serrano, 21, who lives in a neighborhood close to the place the crash occurred, told El País, a Spanish-language newspaper.

Late on Tuesday morning, cries for assist to seek out the missing have been nonetheless pouring onto social media, whereas the hashtag #NosFaltan23 or ‘We’re missing 23’ turned a rallying cry.

“Friends I need your help, we can’t find her (Nancy Lezama Salgado),” wrote one person on Twitter. “She was also on the subway, we’ve only found her sister, please share.”

Government officers, together with those that have been concerned in the deadly subway line’s building and upkeep, despatched their condolences to the families of the victims.

“It is the most terrible accident we have ever had,” stated Marcelo Ebrard, the nation’s international minister who was mayor when the now-collapsed line was first constructed, at a information convention. “A very sad day for Mexico City, for everyone.”

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