- A Mexico City metro crash survivor said he likely lived because he moved carriages while on the train.
- Erik Bravo said it made him think: “You got a second chance, because that could have been you.”
- 25 people were killed and around 80 were injured after a platform collapsed on Monday.
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A passenger who was on the Mexico City metro that crashed and killed 25 people said he may have been saved by his decision to move carriages for convenience.
Erik Bravo, a 34-year-old financial advisor, was on the metro on Monday night, when an elevated platform collapsed while the train was on it. Footage of the aftermath showed part of the train dangling off the track.
A total of 25 people were killed, and around 80 were injured.
Bravo told the Associated Press that he was traveling home on the metro with friends, and he decided to move forward by a few carriages after they got off so he would be closer to the exit at his station.
He ended up in one of the carriages that stayed on the track.
He told the AP: “You realize that, in some way, you got a second chance, because that could have been you.”
He added: “When I got home … we began to look at everything that was coming out on the internet.”
“It was a shock, I had been there. We began to see that people had died, people were missing, wounded, and here I was, unhurt, still here.”
The Line 12 train, where the accident took place, had been plagued by structural problems for years.
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