1 20 Killed After Mexico City Metro Train Overpass Collapses
A massive rescue is underway in Mexico City where an overpass has collapsed. It was carrying a subway train and fell right on top of cars below. At last check, 13 people were killed and 70 hurt. Video from the scene shows train cars hanging in mid-air as sirens go off nearby. Crews can also been seen combing through the wreckage for survivors. The mayor tweeted a support beam had given way, causing the overpass to tumble down. What happened? The investigation is ongoing, but early reports say a support beam on the overpass gave way. Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum traveled to the scene of the accident and has been offering updates via Twitter.
2 Severe Weather Continues To Threaten South
Significant damage is being reported from severe weather from Texas to Georgia. In the Lone Star state, several vehicles, including 18-wheelers, were overturned after a suspected tornado hit I-35 near Waxahachie. Twisters were reportedly spotted in Granbury and Johnson County as well. In Georgia, at least one person is dead after a tornado touched down near the heart of Atlanta. Douglas County police said a tree fell and killed a driver trapped in a car during powerful storms. Areas of Alabama along with North and South Carolina are also under a tornado Watch. Meanwhile, large swaths of the country remain under threat from severe weather as storms cause problems from New Mexico to Delaware. Dangerous storms are expected to target the South through today – including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Some areas could see hail, flooding, tornadoes and wind gusts up to 75miles per hour.
3 Pfizer Expected To Get OK To Expand COVID Vaccines To Kids
Pfizer is expected to get the okay to expand COVID vaccinations to kids ages 12 to 15-years old as soon as this week. The FDA is reportedly poised to greenlight the shots after the company said its COVID vaccine is 100-percent effective in that age group. If Pfizer gets the go-ahead, middle school children and all high school students could start getting vaccinated later this month. This is an emergency use authorization – just as with adults. At last check, more than 1.17-billion doses have been administered across 174 countries. Of those, 247-million have been given in the United States, amounting to 38.4% of the population. Pfizer accounts for 131-million of those.