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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

An overpass carrying a subway train collapsed onto traffic below in Mexico City late Monday, killing at least 23 people, including children. At least 65 people have been hospitalized, seven of whom are in serious condition, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said.

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This is tragic. I never rode on that line, but I saw a lot of huge elevated highways being hastily constructed down there and always wondered about the safety of them, especially given the frequency of major earthquakes in that area.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-05-04 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This tragic event was the result of many factors, one being the development and maintenance of infrastructure. The US has a choice--build well and maintain what you have, or dare fate to deal your society a death blow. Some say 'This will never happen here'. Oh, yea? There have been plenty of instances of poor design and systemic lack of maintenance of public structures and systems in the US failing and resulting in death.

Americans: if you want to reduce the instance of events like this, pay to build and maintain your infrastructure...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2021-05-04 01:57 PM | Reply

This is 100% the results of corruption. Why build a safe and sturdy elevated subway overpass when you can make so much more money by building one with minimal required materials and pocketing the rest?

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-05-04 03:06 PM | Reply

Simply Tragic.

CatDog is right. We need to build and maintain our infrastructure. Similar things have happened here in the States but nothing so new I can recall - the line is about 9 years old based on the article. Corruption is a big part of the issue in Mexico and I won't say it isn't here either just different corruption. Politicians taking from infrastructure for other items to avoid taxation. It's been happening for decades. We have issues with Bridges, Dams (2 failed ones in my area last year that the feds and state did nothing to force the owner to maintain for 30+ years), Gas lines, Water lines, etc. All of which can/will lead to deaths and destruction.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-05-04 03:32 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com
I 35 bridge collapse from Fox News for those who don't open links.
Not too long ago. Can change, 'this will never happen here' to 'it HAS happened here.'

#5 | Posted by mattm at 2021-05-04 05:51 PM | Reply

We have been paying for decades. Unfortunately, nothing is maintained. The money ends up be diverted for other interests such as wars, freeloaders to sit at home instead of work, foreign aide, etc. The irony is that that overpass may have been built using US tax dollars.

#6 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2021-05-05 04:51 PM | Reply

"The money ends up be diverted for other interests such as wars"

You spelled walls wrong.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-05 04:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We have been paying for decades. Unfortunately, nothing is maintained. The money ends up be diverted for other interests such as wars, freeloaders to sit at home instead of work, foreign aide, etc.
#6 | Posted by bogey1355

Your "etc" includes massive tax cuts for rich people who didn't need them.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-05-05 04:57 PM | Reply

Since she often rides the subway, I checked on an old friend of mine that I used to have long chats with at cafes and restaurants. Thankfully, she doesn't take that line, and she's fine.

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-05-05 09:32 PM | Reply

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