Government of Mexico declares three days of national mourning for tragedy in the capital’s subway

The Government of Mexico declared three days of national mourning for the tragedy that occurred Monday night in the capital’s subway, which caused the death of 24 people and left more than 70 injured.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed the decree that was published on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4 in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), by means of which “a three-day national mourning is declared.”

“As a sign of national mourning, it is agreed to raise the National Flag at half mast, on May 4 and 6, 2021”, reads the decree that came into force this Tuesday.

Last Monday at 10:22 p.m., the bridge on which the train for line 12 of the Mexico City subway was running collapsed, leaving 24 fatalities and 79 people injured, 27 of whom remain. hospitalized until this Tuesday.

So far, the capital government has managed to identify 22 deceased people (3 women and 19 men), so it remains to know the identity of two more victims.

“Faced with the aforementioned tragedy, the Federal Government expresses its solidarity and deep pain towards the deceased and injured people, as well as their respective families,” López Obrador stated in the decree issued.

The terrible accident caused a commotion in the Latin American country and ignited the demands for justice to find out what were the failures that led to the collapse of one of the elevated bridges where the subway traveled, between the Tezonco and Olivos stations, in the Tláhuac mayor’s office.

“What we need to know is what happened, because lives were lost here,” said the head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, announcing the opening of the investigations on Tuesday.

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