26 people were killed and another 60 injured, many seriously, when two trains crashed on Mexico City's underground railway on Monday (20 October).
GV rescue workers around crashed train
LV & CU crane lifting wrecked carriages (6 shots)
CU rescue worker using oxy cutter
SCU blood stained clothes amongst wreckage
CU & LV sections of wreckage being moved (2 shots)
SV doctors and rescue worker enter carriage
CU blood stains beside rescue worker in doorway
LV & GV crash scene
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Background: 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.