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| 16 July 2024, Tuesday |

Mexican church roof collapses, killing 10 during Sunday Mass

A church roof collapsed during Sunday Mass in a northern Mexican city killing at least ten people and injuring 40, authorities said, as rescuers worked into the night, desperately looking for another 30 people believed to be trapped under the rubble.

Working under floodlights, military personnel supported emergency services using rescue dogs and earth moving equipment to identify and dig out survivors from the ruins of the church in Ciudad Madero, a city on the Gulf coast near the port of Tampico.

Footage on social media showed the moment the church roof caved in, puffs of gray smoke billowing into the air, followed by the toppling of yellow brick outer walls.

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  • Reuters