At least 26 people have been killed and several others injured when a bullet train crashed Monday in the Mexican capital.
Families of more than two people he was killed when the train crashed In Mexico City last week he received a compensation, the city’s mayor has announced, while the country continues to grieve over the incident.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Saturday that about $ 35,000 (700,000 pesos) will be paid to the families of the 26 people who died on May 3.
The relatives received about $ 2,500 (50,000 pesos) from the city, as well as $ 32,650 (650,000 pesos) from the train station, Sheinbaum said.
“We are not leaving them alone,” he told a news conference. “We will be with them and give them all the help they need.”
More than 80 people were also injured in the collapse of the Metro 12 metro section line southeast of Mexico City.
The call to action has grown when the funeral of the victims a few days ago, and hundreds of people protested Friday in the city to ask for answers.
Sheinbaum and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador have previously promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.
“A thorough investigation will take place … to find out the truth,” Lopez Obrador said He said the next day. “From then on, that responsibility will be established.”
The office of the attorney general, a Mexican counterpart and foreign accountant, DNV GL of Norway, is investigating, say government officials.
But Sheinbaum was asked if the network has been well maintained since its inception in 2018.
Line 12 was built while Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor of Mexico City.
Ebrard called the incident “the deadliest accident we ever had to run a mass”.
Relatives of the victims shared their stories this week, in addition to Luis Adrian Hernandez Juarez, whose father Lu 61, Jose Luis picks up Line 12 every day to get to work at a car dealership.
Holding the death certificate to his father, Hernandez Juarez said paramedics told him their father had been smashed under what others had boarded. “It’s horrible to see your dad like this for the last time,” he told The Associated Press.
Meanwhile, some travelers who frequent the line, say they have been afraid this could happen.
“From the moment it opened, it was horrible,” Maria Isabel Fuentes, a domestic worker, told AP about Line 12.
But he said since the city operates in low-income areas, it does not seem to be a priority. “We’re the ones we always pay for.”