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An overpass carrying metro train cars in Mexico City partially collapses, killing 20 people and injurying dozens.
Another 79 people were injured when the support beams collapsed about 10:30pm (local time) on Monday as a train passed along the elevated section.
A video on local channel Milenio TV showed the structure plummeting onto a stream of cars near Olivos station in the southeast of the city, sending up clouds of dust and rubble.
Of the 24 killed, 21 died at the scene, while the others died at hospitals.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said minors were among the dead and described the crash as one of the deadliest incidents in the history of the subway system.
On Tuesday, a crane lowered a train car containing four bodies to the ground.
Of the 24 killed, 21 died at the scene, while the others died at hospitals.(A Fernando Llano
"The cause of the collapse of the beam must be established through an expert investigation," Ms Sheinbaum said.
The overpass was about 5 meters above the road in the borough of Tlahuac, but the train ran above a concrete median strip, which apparently lessened the casualties among motorists.
Ms Sheinbaum said it appeared a girder had given way on the overpass but the cause was being investigated.
Authorities said rescue efforts for potential survivors were paused shortly after the accident because of the risk that more of the metro overpass and train cars could fall onto the road.
Ms Sheinbaum said the rescue had been suspended "because the train is very weak".
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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