The ‘little train’ at the Parque Zoológico El Centenario suffered a derailment this Sunday, March 26; the accident caused three people to suffer injuries.
Merida’s city hall informed that it was around 11:29 am when they received the report of the incident, which occurred at the tunnel; this situation, detailed the agency, left three people injured, so an operation was implemented with municipal paramedics who assessed and treated them.
It was the same paramedics who requested the support of the emergency services to give attention to the people who suffered injuries, one of them required to be transferred to a hospital, mainly because he had a nervous breakdown.
After the accident, the city council assured that it had made a commitment to those affected to provide follow-up and attention, in addition to analyzing the causes of the incident.
It should be remembered that just last February a rumor began that the train would be replaced because its maintenance is difficult and costly, information that began supposedly because the head of Merida’s Municipal Public Services, Jose Collado Soberanis, had said so.
After this, the municipality sent a communiqué informing that there would be no such change of machinery, however, they would provide comprehensive maintenance, including the replacement of rails and attention to the station in order to provide safe service.
The communiqué also stated that “thanks to the punctual maintenance provided to the existing ones in El Centenario, they are still in conditions to provide the service without setbacks”.