The collapse of a Mexico City metro overpass that left 26 people dead could have been caused by defects in the steel beams or damage to the joints, experts told AFP. Norwegian engineering company DNV has been asked to help prosecutors with the investigation into the disaster, which has prompted accusations of negligence and demands for justice from devastated relatives. Like other experts, he based his initial suspicions on a police video showing the moment when an elevated part of metro line 12 collapsed, sending two carriages plunging towards the ground. - 'Golden Line' -Line 12, also known as the Golden Line, is 24.5 kilometers (15 miles) long and was built at a cost of around $1.2 billion -- 70 percent more than originally planned. The same year, the Mexico City authorities hired the French engineering company Systra to determine the causes and recommend measures to solve the issue.
Source: MetroXpress May 08, 2021 02:03 UTC