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WATCH: Church roof collapses in Mexico during mass, killing at least 9, injuring 50

Members of safety forces, folks and a priest work at a website the place a church roof collapsed throughout Sunday mass in Ciudad Madero, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico on this handout image distributed to Reuters on October 1, 2023. Secretaria de Seguridad Publica Tamaulipas/Handout by way of REUTERS

A church roof collapsed throughout Sunday mass in a northern Mexican metropolis killing a minimum of 9 folks and injuring 40, authorities mentioned, as rescuers labored into the night time, desperately in search of one other 30 folks believed to be trapped beneath the rubble.

Working beneath floodlights, army personnel supported emergency companies utilizing rescue canines and earth shifting tools to determine and dig out survivors from the ruins of the church in Ciudad Madero, a metropolis on the Gulf coast close to the port of Tampico.

Footage on social media confirmed the second the church roof caved in, puffs of grey smoke billowing into the air, adopted by the toppling of yellow brick outer partitions.

9 folks died and one other 40 have been taken to close by hospitals, whereas 30 different worshippers remained unaccounted for, Jorge Cuéllar, spokesman for the Safety Ministry of Tamaulipas state, which borders Texas.

Talking on Foro TV information channel, Cuéllar thanked native businessmen for bringing tools to assist take away rubble and support rescue efforts.

Bishop Jose Armando Alvarez from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tampico mentioned the church roof crumbled as worshippers have been receiving communion and requested others to wish for the survivors.

“In this moment the necessary work is being carried out to pull out the people who are still under the rumble,” Bishop Armando mentioned in a recorded message shared on social media.

(With inputs from companies)



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