• Short Summary

    26 people were killed and another 60 injured, many seriously, when two trains crashed on Mexico City's underground railway on Monday (20 October).

  • Description

    26 people were killed and another 60 injured, many seriously, when two trains crashed on Mexico City's underground railway on Monday (20 October).

    The accident happened above ground when one of the trains smashed into the back of the other at the Viaducts Station. One of the trains was stationary at the time.

    Scores of people were trapped and rescue workers used oxy-acetylene torches to free people, including a three-month-old baby..clasped in her dead mother's arms.

    It was the first major accident on the fully automated underground service since it started seven years ago.

    A special committee has been formed to investigate the crash, and will be headed by Mexico City's Mayor, Octavio Senties.

    The driver of the moving train was killed instantly. The other driver has been detained by police.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MCIB9YDYT7XJN0F4Y425GI49
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MCIB9YDYT7XJN0F4Y425GI49
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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