The roof of the parish of the Holy Cross in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipashas collapsed on the afternoon of this Sunday, October 1, when At least 100 parishioners were inside..
The slab collapsed in a matter of seconds, as can be seen in a video. The authorities have stated that The tragic moment occurred due to a failure in the structure.
The latest update details that there are at least seven dead and ten injured because of the incident. The Emergency Assistance Plan for Society (Plan GN-A) was activated on site to support those affected by the collapse.
The first elements of the National Guard that arrived at the site had to withdraw due to the instability of the structure.
On social networks you can read comments from residents of the area who claim that the roof had been damaged for a long time.
He Governor of Tamaulipas, Américo Villarreal has written: ‘I deeply regret what happened in the church of the Santa Cruz in Cd. Madero. Security and civil protection corporations are already attending to the situation. In addition, I have asked the Secretary General of the Government, the State Coordinator of Civil Protection and the authorities of the Health sector to go to the scene of the events to coordinate the rescue maneuvers. My solidarity with all the families who have lost their loved ones and with the community due to this unfortunate accident.’