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Grupo Carso agrees to repair Mexico City’s collapsed metro line -Breaking


© Reuters. Guardsmen from the National Guard guard the spot where a Metro overpass collapsed, with trains cars on it. Mexico City, Mexico, May 19, 2021. REUTERS/ Henry Romero/Files

MEXICO CITY (Reuters] – Grupo Carso in Mexico City, owned by Carlos Slim the Mexican billionaire, announced Wednesday that they had reached a formal deal with Mexico City officials to restore a metro track that fell on May 26th.

Mexico City officials stated earlier in the month they are opening criminal proceedings against those and companies who were involved with the Metro’s Line 12 construction and encouraged the firms to come to a quick settlement.

In May the accident happened when the overpass and the train carriage fell on a stream of cars to the east of the city.

Independent auditors found that the missing bolts and bad welding were factors in the crash. These findings were confirmed by a separate investigation done by Mexico City’s Attorney General’s Office.

Slim stated that Grupo Carso his construction company, has promised to repair the line for no cost. Grupo Ica Mexico, and France Alstom PA: were part of the consortium which built the entire line.

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