Seven died when the roof of the church collapsed, 30 others were trapped under the debris… 100 people were inside at the time of the incident…
Mexico City. At least seven people have died and 30 others are trapped after the roof of a Santa Cruz church in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state collapsed. Local officials gave this information.
According to police, around 100 people were gathered at the time of the collapse. Local media reported that a baptism ceremony was organised.
According to BBC report, it is believed that many children are also among the trapped people and rescue operations are underway.
Images on social media showed the church building in ruins and people crowding around the debris searching for people trapped inside, the British news broadcaster reported.
Local media quoted officials as saying that the incident occurred due to a defect in the roof.
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