Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum mentioned on Tuesday that 21 victims had been discovered lifeless 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 folks 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 via 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 had been rising determined, not sure if he was lifeless or alive.
“I went to all of the hospitals and so they say he’s not there,” she told reporters gathered again on the crash website afterward Tuesday morning for a information convention with opposition politicians. “The metro wasn’t constructed on it’s personal — this flaw has been there for a very long time and nobody did something.”
On social media, households looked for any scrap of reports about lacking folks. Particulars of these injured started to emerge, however the lifeless remained unnamed. 4 our bodies had been trapped inside one of many practice carriages, based on Ms. Sheinbaum.
“All of the assist can be given to the victims,” Ms. Sheinbaum mentioned throughout a morning information convention. “Our solidarity with all of the members of the family who misplaced somebody.”
A complete of 79 injured folks had been taken to hospitals, based on Ms. Sheinbaum, three of whom later died. Amongst these hospitalized had been three minors and three aged folks.
Some witnesses to the occasion had 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, told El País, a Spanish-language newspaper.
Late on Tuesday morning, cries for assist to search out the lacking had been nonetheless pouring onto social media, whereas the hashtag #NosFaltan23 or ‘We’re lacking 23’ turned a rallying cry.
“Associates I want your assist, we are able to’t discover her (Nancy Lezama Salgado),” wrote one person on Twitter. “She was additionally on the subway, we’ve solely discovered her sister, please share.”
Authorities officers, together with those that had 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 now have ever had,” mentioned 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.”