Three people were killed early this morning after being hit and run over by the Medellín Metro. The dead were reportedly graffiti artists who had entered the area to paint a parked train in a city full of colorful murals.
Medellín newspaper El Colombiano reported that the three young painters were killed in between the Aguacatala and Poblado stations.
The metro company expressed its regret about the incident and shared its condolences with the families of those who were killed. It added that they artists had entered a prohibited site illegally.
Several stations were closed this morning for several hours as authorities responded to the incident. The system was back to running fully before 9 am, according to El Colombiano.