ICYMI – Metro car mayhem in Mexico and jet suit flying Marines in the UK
Mexico City is looking for answers after a brand new metro track collapsed onto a busy road below, killing 24 people and injuring many more. Locals were already troubled after observing beams and pillars shake as trains crossed the overpass, likely due to damages after the 2017 earthquake that struck the city. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised that those responsible for the disaster will be brought to justice.
Fortunately, last week’s headlines also brought signs of hope from the world of transport. A thrilling video of a Royal Marine gliding over choppy waters off the south coast of the UK gave audiences a captivating look at the future of jet suit flight. The jet suit, produced by Gravity Industries, was previously tested by paramedics in England’s remote and rugged Lake District region.
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Mexico promises justice after metro train line collapse kills 24
Mexico will punish those responsible for an overpass collapse that killed at least 24 people and injured dozens when a train on Mexico City’s newest metro line plunged onto a busy road.
Britain’s Royal Marines test jet suit out
Jet suit developer Gravity Industries has joined forces with the Royal Marines to test how their product can assist in Maritime Boarding Operations.
‘Try anything’: Japan’s silver-haired cheer-dancing squad
Pompoms rustle and silver shoes flash as “Japan Pom Pom” practices, moving to a lively cheer dance beat. With members ages 60 to 89, they’re no ordinary squad.