A Ciudad Madero, Mexico church’s roof collapsed on Sunday, reportedly injuring 100 individuals and trapping 30, together with youngsters, in keeping with experiences.
The church is situated in northern Mexico, and the roof collapsed throughout a Mass.
The Related Press reported that Bishop José Armando Alvarez of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tampico stated the roof caved in whereas communion was going down on the Santa Cruz church in Ciudad Madero, subsequent to the port metropolis of Tampico.
Nationwide Guard, state police, state civil protection crews and the Pink Cross responded to the scene, in keeping with the Tamaulipas state police, and had been trying to find any victims.
Images from native media present a concrete and brick constructing with components of the roof smashed on the bottom.
Police stated about 100 individuals had been within the church on the time of the collapse and that about 30 had been nonetheless inside. It was not identified whether or not there have been any casualties.
“Presently, the mandatory work is being carried out to extract the people who find themselves nonetheless below the ruble,” Alvarez stated in a taped message. “At this time we live by way of a really tough second.”
Constructing collapses are widespread in Mexico throughout earthquakes, however seismic exercise was not reported by the Nationwide Seismological Service, robust sufficient on the time the church roof caved in. There have been additionally no experiences of explosion within the space.
Ciudad Madero is about 310 miles (500 kilometers) south of Brownsville, Texas.
The Related Press contributed to this report.