What you need to know:
On the night of December 29, two trajineras collided with each other and caused several people to fall into the water at the Nativitas pier, in Xochimilco.
What a night… According to information from the Civil Protection of Mexico City, on the night of December 29, two trajineras had an accident in Xochimilco and dozens of people fell into the water.
Everything seems to indicate that a fight between the passengers It caused two trajineras to collapse together, leaving dozens of people in the water.
Two trajineras accidented in Xochimilco
Let’s go in parts. It all happened at the Nativitas pier, in the Xochimilco mayor’s office, in Mexico City.
According to the report from the capital’s Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection, there were 4 trajineras in the area when a fight between passengers caused an accident.
Two trajineras collided with each other causing that one would sink, another would capsize and the other two would stay afloat.
Some of the passengers who were traveling in the damaged trajineras managed to get on the two that remained afloat; many fell into the water and were rescued from the canal.
Firefighters, site workers and riverside police warn that so far at least 100 passengers have been transferred to “a safe place” fortunately with no reports of injuries.
The paramedics of the Rescue and Medical Emergencies Squadron (ERUM) are treating a woman who has a nervous breakdown due to submersion, but is being stabilized with oxynotherapy.
Photos and videos were published on social networks that just seeing them makes you cringe.
And there is no information about the causes that caused the fight between the passengers, which ended with the dip, but hadn’t alcohol been banned on the canals?
Alcohol and trajineras in Xochimilco
Since September 2019, the mayor of Xochimilco, José Carlos Acosta, announced that they were going to begin regulating the sale and consumption of alcohol in trajineras. This after the death of a young man.
He explained that only 1 liter of alcohol and three chelas—or alcoholic beverages—of 250 milliliters would be allowed and that was it.
In addition, inspections would be carried out at the pier establishments so that the measure was respected.
Then, in January 2020, the mayor’s authorities published the new regulations for the use of trajineras in the Official Gazette of CDMX, which reportedly came into force on January 30 of that year.
There are 11 rules among which there is a maximum of 18 people on board, life jackets, and the maximum consumption of a 1-liter bottle or 3 cans of 355 ml of beer per person.
Furthermore, if there is a drunk person on board, the service provider will have to suspend the trip and return to the pier without the obligation to return the money.
But it happened? In April 2023, social networks vitalized a fight between several young people on board a trajinera in Xochimilco. Then the then head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, put on the table the possibility of banning the sale of alcoholic beverages on the docks altogether.
Those who have recently gone to Xochimilco can verify that the 3 cans per person are quite far from reality. The question now will be whether this will bring up the issue of the ban again.
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