But on May 3, 2021, at 10 PM, the subway line collapsed and resulted in 26 deaths, 91 injured (28 of them remain hospitalized), and another person is missing as of  this writing.  Reports are that the conditions of the subway’s structure had always compromised the safety of its thousands of passengers.  In fact, there have been ongoing concerns about the subway after several prior accidents have occurred over the years and a 2017 earthquake.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – MAY 03: An aerial view of the scene after an elevated section of metro track in Mexico City, carrying train cars with passengers, collapsed onto a busy road on May 03, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. The Line 12 accident happened as the metro train was traveling between Olivos and Tezonco Metro stations, reportedly killing at least 20 people and injuring further 70. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

There has been speculation that government officials failed to take action despite having prior knowledge.  Many locals question if legislators from the ruling party, Morena, voted against the commission’s mandate to investigate the accident; it is essential to note that since the election season is approaching, political parties’ and prospective candidate’ agendas are now in question given that they are making appearances at the crash site to seemly express their sincere concerns.

The fact is, tragedies in Mexico are seen as an opportunity for those in government and for those who strive for some form of higher ranking to make promises that sound absolute and enticing to gain votes but nothing else.   Regardless, negligence and corruption by politicians and candidates have long proven that the general population—especially the poor and underprivileged—sufferer the most.

To me, the collapse of The Golden Line meant 26 lost lives, 91 injured, and one person missing, which have left dozens of their families to suffer unnecessarily. Many are forced to say goodbye to their loved ones and will have to contend with bitterness, grief, pain, and suffering, knowing that the government’s negligence caused havoc for senseless reasons.  

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