CDMX prosecutor's office concludes that the collapse of Line 12 was due to 'construction errors'

Mexico City.- With the argument of Various construction and design errors caused the collapse of Metro Line 12, reported Ulises Lara López, spokesperson for the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City

The agency presented the results de the investigation into the collapse in the section of Line 12, this Thursday afternoon.

The collapse that occurred on May 3 at 10:20 p.m. left 26 people dead and 98 more injured. According to the investigation, a metal beam that supports the box of tracks between the Olivos and Tezonco stations was defeated in half and collapsed on Tláhuac avenue along with a train that was circulating at that time causing the derailment and fall of two wagons.

For her part, the prosecutor Ernestina Godoy Ramos informed that the prosecution has sufficient elements to charge a series of legal and natural persons, for which it will request in a few hours hearings to present criminal charges for the crimes of homicide, injury and property damage.

Godoy indicated that the results presented this afternoon can be divided into two main components: the expert opinion carried out by the prosecution to determine the causes of the collapse and the delineation of responsibilities of individuals and legal entities.

“Specialists with wide recognition were hired for their solidity and experience in different subjects expert witnesses that are not on our staff in order to strengthen our opinions ”, he reported.

Godoy Ramos indicated that the expert opinion is independent from the DNV company and is part of the criminal process.

Previously, the DNV signature, eNorwegian company in charge of carrying out the accident assessment, pointed out that the collapse was due to to buckling of beams due to lack of adequate bolts.

Ulises Lara said that the activities carried out were the study of the failure of the structure from the analysis of a video of the C5; inspection and collection of evidence, both at the site of the event and at the site of storage of the same, all this with inter-institutional work in which 19 expert disciplines participated. (With information from Milenio and El Financiero)

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