A homeless man who was presumed dead by his relatives more than seven years ago was recognized after he gave an interview about how he was saved from dying in the collapse of the bridge at the Olivos metro station of the Mexico City, place where he usually sleeps.
Miguel Ángel Córdova Córdova, alias Angie, told the media Noise on the Net that he and other homeless people prevented the structure of the transportation system from falling on them after fleeing the scene shortly before the collapse after hearing noises.
“It shook very ugly, it thundered and moved and we ran away, we couldn’t even take out our covers, when suddenly we were running and we fell because the big falsework came down and it was seen how the subway came down in two, it sank , a desperation of horrible people, I do not wish anyone to see it, I do not like to talk about this because what I experienced was horrible”, the man counted.
According to a note from Telemundo, the story went viral on social networks and reached Eusencio Córdova, his alleged brother, who through Facebook asked the authorities to help him find his whereabouts.
“I am the brother of Miguel Ángel Córdova Córdova. We are from Tabasco and we would like to request your help to find his whereabouts since we have not heard from him for more than 7 years, until now that he has appeared in the video. We would like them to help us find his whereabouts to go for him.”
Córdova assured Millennium Television that they did not know of his whereabouts since August 14, 2015, and that fifteen days after filing a complaint for his disappearance, the prosecution showed the family the body of someone who appeared to be him.
“He had the tattoo, the scar, he had all the characteristics, the only thing that couldn’t be distinguished was his face,” Cordova said and detailed that he was even buried in his native Tabasco.
“We gave him up for dead, we were looking at the possibility of going to Mexico City to get him. I found out that they showed him a photo of me and he doesn’t recognize me, the only one he recognizes is my sister Cristina. We do not want to force him to come, if he does not want to come, his reasons will have”, explained the brother to the aforementioned media.
The man said he also denounced that the prosecution asked him not to reveal what happened. “Those from the prosecution contacted me and asked me not to give an interview anymore. I am not going to present myself to the prosecution because the mistake was not made by us, the negligence was theirs.”
“We want to hug him, even for the last time”, assured his sister Juana María.
On Saturday night, the mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that a woman who was hospitalized for injuries after the accident died on Friday, bringing the number of deaths to 26 in the fatal accident, which occurred at the Tláhuac mayor’s office on Monday, May 3.
Tláhuac, one of the 16 mayors that make up Mexico City, It is among the most marginalized and impoverished in the capital.
The victims were mostly workers and employees in the service sector for whom the subway was the best and only economic alternative to get around.
The accident left about 80 injured, of which about thirty were still hospitalized, the mayor’s office reported on Friday.
Line 12 of the capital metro has been controversial since its inauguration in October 2012, months before the current chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, concluded his term as mayor of the then Federal District.
The so-called golden line, which became the most expensive public work of the moment in Mexico and was criticized for wastefulness, presented several failures and part of its service was suspended between 2013 and 2014.
Since the powerful earthquake that shook the center of the country in 2017, residents of the area had reported severe damage to the pillars of the bridge on this line.
The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, promised that there will be a “in-depth investigation” so that “absolutely nothing will be hidden”.
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