At Least 7 Killed In Mexico Church Roof Collapse

At Least 7 Killed In Mexico Church Roof Collapse

The federal government assertion mentioned the incident occurred within the early afternoon.

Mexico Metropolis, Mexico:

At the least seven folks have been killed in northeastern Mexico on Sunday after the roof of a church got here crashing down throughout a service, native officers mentioned.

“Seven individuals are confirmed useless, and 10 injured folks have been rescued” within the coastal city of Ciudad Madero, a spokesperson for the Tamaulipas state authorities mentioned in an announcement, including that extra folks remained trapped and that rescue efforts have been underway. 

“Safety and civil safety forces are already coping with the state of affairs… to coordinate rescue plans,” Tamaulipas Governor Americo Villarreal wrote on X, previously generally known as Twitter, the place he wrote a message lamenting the tragedy.

Native media reported that not less than 20 folks have been nonetheless lacking underneath the rubble of the Santa Cruz native parish, and {that a} baptism was being celebrated when the ceiling collapsed.

The federal government assertion mentioned the incident occurred within the early afternoon.

Photos broadcast on Milenio Tv confirmed dozens of individuals making an attempt to carry up a part of the collapsed construction with poles whereas others made their method by way of the wreckage searching for survivors.

In a scene harking back to earthquake restoration efforts, rescuers could possibly be seen elevating their fists within the air as a name for silence so they could hear any requires assist coming from folks caught underneath the wreckage. 

A video reportedly from a close-by safety digital camera seems to indicate the second of collapse, because the church constructing disappears right into a cloud of mud. 

“We’re experiencing a really troublesome second… the roof of a church has collapsed in the course of the celebration of the Eucharist,” the bishop of the native diocese Jose Armando Alvarez mentioned in a video posted to social media.

“At this second they’re doing the mandatory work to avoid wasting the people who find themselves nonetheless underneath the rubble,” he added, with out offering extra particulars. 

Native residents put out calls on social media asking for instruments to assist within the rescue effort, akin to hydraulic lifts, wooden and hammers to assist take away the particles. 

Ciudad Madero is a metropolis of simply over 200,000 folks on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. 

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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