Fire Paralyzes 6 Lines of Mexico City Metro, Affecting Thousands

Authorities are using vehicles from other transportation lines, such as the Metrobus, as well as vehicles from the Ministry of Citizen Security to transport thousands of users to their destinations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A fire in an electrical substation of the Mexico City Metro on Saturday caused the closing of six lines, affecting thousands of passengers.

The Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, said a policewoman lost her life in the incident and at least 30 people were injured.

"An assessment of the damage is being done. The Federal Electricity Commission is supporting us. We still do not have information on when service will be reestablished," she said.

The mayor added it is probable that the fire started due to a failure in the transformers.

"At the moment, lines . . .

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