Sheinbaum said one person was killed and 16 were taken to hospitals with injuries. But officials later increased the number of injured to 41. Four people trapped in the trains were rescued.
Dozens of police and soldiers poured into nearby subway stations, while ambulances and rescue teams arrived to treat the injured.
Edgar Montiel, an electrician who was on one of the trains, said he felt lucky because he decided at the last minute to get into the penultimate car instead of the back car, which was destroyed in the crash.
“It sounded really strong. I just closed my eyes when I felt the plates of the car bend and throw me off,” Montiel told The Associated Press.
He said he was left lying on the floor of the car with several passengers as help was shouted and shouted.
“The power to the subway went out and a lot of smoke started coming out, choking us. We couldn’t breathe properly,” he said.
Montiel, who suffered injuries to his left arm and leg, said the occupants of his car had to wait about 30 minutes for paramedics to arrive to attend to the injured and help everyone out of the car.
In May 2021, an elevated section of the subway system collapsed, killing 26 and injuring nearly 100 people.