A camera caught the moment a Mexico City train fell through a raised track into a line of cars. At least 27 are reported dead.

May 4th

A raised subway track in Mexico City collapsed Monday evening, sending a train hurtling into cars on a road below.

A camera caught the moment of the crash:

[Warning: Graphic]

In the aftermath, cars were buried by the train. So far, 27 people have been declared dead from the accident – including children – and at least 79 have been taken to the hospital.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said "a support beam gave way" as the reason for the collapse.

The city has the second-largest subway system in North America. The line that collapsed is the city's newest, although it had to be shut down in 2014 and again in 2017 after an earthquake to address structural concerns.

People have apparently been criticizing the quality of the track for years.

The mayor said there would be an "investigation," which is government speak for "we'll eventually find someone to blame."

Pray for Mexico City and remember: as we talk about "infrastructure" in America, note that this type of travesty will happen here if we allow our officials to spend trillions on socialistic programs instead of real infrastructure!


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