Mexico City metro: Shock, grief, anger in Mexico over metro crash

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There has been rising anger in Mexico over the collapse of a metro overpass in Mexico City.

The elevated track on Line 12 fell on to a road, killing at least 24 people on Monday. Many more were injured.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said “nothing would be hidden” while the mayor said an external company would be involved in the inquiry.

But family members have been getting increasingly frustrated waiting for information on relatives.

People have held protests calling for culpability as the country comes to terms with the deadliest incident in decades for the city’s metro system.

Aerial view of the works to remove the damaged train after a train overpass collapsed last night killing 23 people on May 04, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico

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Relatives of the victims react outside the Prosecutors Office in Iztapalapa neighbourhood, after an overpass of the metro partially collapsed with train cars on it, in Mexico City

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Relatives of the victims react outside the Prosecutor"s Office in Iztapalapa neighbourhood, after an overpass of the metro partially collapsed with train cars on it in Mexico City

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Mexican flag at half mast

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People hold a banner during a march to protest against the government after an overpass of the metro partially collapsed with train cars on it in Mexico City

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Workers cover a damaged train car after been moved from a site where an overpass for a metro partially collapsed with train cars on it at Olivos station in Mexico City

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Jorge Hernandez gestures while waiting for news about his 28-year-old nephew Daniel, who had been seriously injured during the accident

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