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One dead, many injured after fire hits Mexican capital's subway headquarters

Christian Fernsby |
The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, commented that after the fire one person died and 30 more people, including Mexico City’s Metro workers and police officers who worked there, were transferred to hospitals, mainly due to smoke poisoning.

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"So far the fire is practically 100% controlled, unfortunately a fellow police officer died, it seems that she slipped and fell, the relatives are already being treated," he said.

He commented that the injured were transferred to different hospitals in the city and are currently suspended from lines 1 to 6 of the Metro.

"An assessment of the damage is being carried out, the Federal Electricity Commission is supporting us; we still do not have the information on when the service will be able to be restored , the director of the Metro is here from the first moment and the Secretary for Mobility, with everything the Metro and CFE team to be able to assess the damage, "he commented.

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