10 dead as church roof collapses

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At least, 10 people, including three children, were killed and 60 more injured when the roof of a church came crashing down on a baptism in northeastern Mexico on Sunday, authorities said.

The disaster struck the coastal town of Ciudad Madero, in Tamaulipas state, with a Red Cross rescuer telling local media that 80 people had been in attendance at the Santa Cruz parish when the roof caved in.

10 dead as church roof collapses

“Unfortunately, ten people are confirmed dead. Of these, five are women, two men and three children,” Governor of Tamaulipas, Americo Villarreal, told reporters at the scene of the disaster.

Credit: AFP


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