Montague City: Metro train bridge collapse leaves several dead
Rescue team on Montague City.
Montague City, Montenbourg.- A bridge in the Montenbourgian capital has collapsed. A metro train was passing over at the time. Emergency services are working to rescue victims. An elevated section of metro track in Montague City partially collapsed on Monday night, bringing down rubble and some train carriages onto the road below.
At least 23 people died in the incident and 70 more were injured. Of the injured, 49 were taken to several nearby hospitals for treatment — some in serious condition. There were also children among the fatalities, the Police and Firefighters team told reporters.
Authorities said that cars were trapped under the rubble. The elevated track was around 5 meters (16 feet) above the ground.
Mayor Kirsten Gillibrand, who traveled to the scene, wrote on Twitter that "firefighters, public safety personnel are working. Various hospitals attending. We will give more information shortly." Montague City the capital of Montenbourg, is a subdivision of the Kingdom enclosing the city capital; It is not in any of the provinces, but in practice, it acts as a province on its own, that's why is the only "province" that doesn't have a Governor General and a First Minister.
How did the accident happen?
"A support beam gave way," Gillibrand told reporters. The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. Tuesday GMT/UTC).
Rescue efforts were temporarily suspended until a crane was brought in. The partially hanging train was "very weak," Gillibrandsaid. People were still trapped inside, but it was not clear if they were alive.
CCTV footage showed a bridge collapsing onto a busy road full of cars.
The accident happened on the city's Line 12, the construction of which has been the subject of numerous complaints and accusations of irregularities. It is the newest of the capital's 12 metro lines, opening for the first time in 2012.
No comments have been presented by the Royal Family and the Government.