Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum mentioned 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 folks taken to native hospitals.
But for some, the search for their loved ones was simply starting.
“I’m looking for my son,” Marisol Tapia told reporters on the scene of the accident via sobs. “I can’t find him anywhere, in any of the ambulances.”
Hours later, her 13-year-old son, Brandon Giovani Hernández Tapia, was nonetheless missing: Ms. Tapia and her mom have been rising determined, not sure if he was useless or alive.
“I went to all the hospitals and they say he’s not there,” she told reporters gathered again on the crash web site afterward Tuesday morning for a news convention with opposition politicians. “The metro wasn’t built on its own — this flaw has been there for a long time and no one did anything.”
On social media, households searched for any scrap of news about missing folks. Details of these injured started to emerge, however the useless remained unnamed. Four our bodies had been trapped inside one of many practice carriages, in accordance with Ms. Sheinbaum.
“All the support will be given to the victims,” Ms. Sheinbaum mentioned throughout a morning news convention. “Our solidarity with all the family members who lost someone.”
A complete of 79 injured folks had been taken to hospitals, in accordance with Ms. Sheinbaum, three of whom later died. Among these hospitalized have been three minors and three aged folks.
Some witnesses to the occasion have been additionally injured.
“I was going to my mother’s house and a large 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 seek out the missing have been nonetheless pouring onto social media, whereas the hashtag #NosFaltan23 or ‘We’re missing 23’ turned a rallying cry.
“Friends I need your help, we can’t find her (Nancy Lezama Salgado),” wrote one consumer on Twitter. “She was also on the subway, we’ve only found her sister, please share.”
Government officers, including those that have been concerned within the deadly subway line’s development and upkeep, despatched their condolences to the households of the victims.
“It is the most terrible accident we have ever had,” mentioned Marcelo Ebrard, the nation’s overseas minister who was mayor when the now-collapsed line was first constructed, at a news convention. “A very sad day for Mexico City, for everyone.”