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Anger mounts as death toll from Mexico metro overpass collapse rises to 24
Mexico City metro: Fears structural failure behind deadly crash
The death toll from the collapse of an overpass on the Mexico City metro has climbed to 24, as crews worked to clear the wreckage – and anger grew over the latest in a string of catastrophes to hit one of the world’s largest mass transit systems. Officials refused to speculate on the cause the disaster which sent two carriages crashing into passing traffic on the street below on Monday night...
The collapse followed a spate of calamities in the metro, including trains crashing into each other and a fire tearing through the system’s central command centre...
Concerns over possible structural failures had been raised since the line was inaugurated, in 2012. There were concerns about design problems and construction standards, as well as allegations of corruption...