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Rescue workers gather at the site of a metro train accident after an overpass for a metro partially collapsed in Mexico City on Monday night. Photo: Pedro /AFP via Getty Images

A subway train derailed in Mexico City after an overpass partially collapsed onto a road Monday night, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens of others.

Details: Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters early Tuesday that children were among the dead, and 49 wounded people had been taken to hospitals.

  • The crash happened at 10:25 p.m on Line 12 of the subway system, which opened in 2012, at the Olivos Station in the capital's southeast, according to La Jornada.
  • Milenio TV broadcast footage showing the overpass collapsing onto cars on the road below it.
  • Sheinbaum said a "support beam gave way," causing the overpass to collapse, AP reports.
  • The rescue operation paused at midnight as workers brought in a crane to support the "very weak" train, per AP.

What they're saying: Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who was mayor of Mexico City when Line 12 was constructed, in a Twitter post called the crash a "tragedy" and said "the causes must be investigated and responsibilities defined."

The big picture: Mexico City's subway system is the second-biggest in the Americas after New York City, handling over 4 million passengers per day, according to the New York Times.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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New York City will resume its 24-hour subway service on May 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, along with fast-tracking the city's plans to fully reopen businesses.

The big picture: The return is a key part of the tri-state area's efforts to increase economic activity and bring back crowds.

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Backers of a proposed charter amendment to disband the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new public safety division are one step closer to getting their proposal on the ballot this November.

What's happening: The "Yes 4 Minneapolis" campaign submitted more than 20,000 voter signatures to the city Friday — at least 8,000 more than the 11,906 needed to qualify for the November ballot.

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Why it matters: It's Tirico's first run as prime-time host for the Summer Olympics. Legendary broadcaster Bob Costas hosted 12 Olympic Games between 1988 and 2016 for NBC before handing over the prime-time spot to Tirico in 2018.