Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated on Tuesday that 21 victims had been discovered useless on the scene of the accident, and three others had died after being taken to hospitals. Authorities launched the names of greater than 70 injured individuals taken to native hospitals.
However for some, the seek for their family members was simply starting.
“I’m on the lookout for my son,” Marisol Tapia told reporters on the scene of the accident by means of sobs. “I can’t discover him wherever, in any of the ambulances.”
Hours later, her 13-year-old son, Brandon Giovani Hernández Tapia, was nonetheless lacking: Ms. Tapia and her mom have been rising determined, uncertain if he was useless or alive.
“I went to all of the hospitals they usually say he’s not there,” she told reporters gathered again on the crash website in a while Tuesday morning for a information convention with opposition politicians. “The metro wasn’t constructed by itself — this flaw has been there for a very long time and nobody did something.”
On social media, households looked for any scrap of stories about lacking individuals. Particulars of these injured started to emerge, however the useless remained unnamed. 4 our bodies had been trapped inside one of many prepare carriages, based on Ms. Sheinbaum.
“All of the assist will likely be given to the victims,” Ms. Sheinbaum stated throughout a morning information convention. “Our solidarity with all of the relations who misplaced somebody.”
A complete of 79 injured individuals had been taken to hospitals, based on Ms. Sheinbaum, three of whom later died. Amongst these hospitalized have been three minors and three aged individuals.
Some witnesses to the occasion have been additionally injured.
“I used to be going to my mom’s home and a big stone fell on me,” Esmeralda Serrano, 21, who lives in a neighborhood close to the place the crash occurred, informed El País, a Spanish-language newspaper.
Late on Tuesday morning, cries for assist to search out the lacking have been nonetheless pouring onto social media, whereas the hashtag #NosFaltan23 or ‘We’re lacking 23’ turned a rallying cry.
“Buddies I would like your assist, we are able to’t discover her (Nancy Lezama Salgado),” wrote one consumer on Twitter. “She was additionally on the subway, we’ve solely discovered her sister, please share.”
Authorities officers, together with those that have been concerned within the deadly subway line’s building and upkeep, despatched their condolences to the households of the victims.
“It’s the most horrible accident we have now 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 really unhappy day for Mexico Metropolis, for everybody.”