Mexico City, Mexico — U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed his condolences for the victims of the collapsed train in Mexico City. On Wednesday in a White House statement, the American president said “The United States joins the people of Mexico in mourning the loss of life due to the collapse of a rail overpass in Mexico City.”
“We send our deepest condolences to all those who lost a loved one and offer our best wishes for the recovery of all those who were injured. As neighbors and partners, our nations are closely linked, and the United States is ready to assist Mexico as it rebuilds from this tragedy.”
Across the country, flags continue to fly at half-mast. On Monday, a two-car section of a Mexico City public rail collapsed from an overpass onto moving traffic below. So far, two more people have died since the mayor’s announcement, bringing the death toll to 25 with more than 65 injured.
The accident happened during the early morning hours on Line 12 of the city’s busy metro line when a support beam collapsed as the train passed over. The crumbling beam sent the cars onto the street below. A team of inspectors from Europe have been brought in to investigate. There is no official word on the exact cause of the accident.