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  • Dramatic Collapse: Church in Danger.
  • State Guard Fights to Save Survivors.
  • Solidarity Amidst Religious Tragedy.

A harrowing incident has shocked the community of Ciudad Madero in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

The roof of La Santa Cruz Church collapsed, trapping dozens of parishioners inside the religious building.

Rescue efforts are underway with the State Guard and other security and civil protection agencies actively participating.

The tragic event took place on the afternoon of Sunday, October 1st.»

About a hundred people were at mass

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PHOTO Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas

Around 100 people gathered at La Santa Cruz Church to attend mass, according to the Tamaulipas Public Security Secretariat.

According to preliminary reports, the roof structure suddenly gave way, trapping several parishioners under the rubble.

In a swift response to the emergency, the State Guard personnel stationed in Ciudad Madero joined the rescue efforts.

The above was conducted in coordination with other security agencies and civil protection teams.

Many people trapped after collapse in Mexico

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PHOTO Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas

At this time, the priority is the search and rescue of individuals trapped under the rubble.

The work is being conducted meticulously and cautiously to avoid jeopardizing the lives of both rescuers and victims.

Currently, it is estimated that at least 30 people are trapped under the debris of the collapsed roof.

Rescue teams are diligently working to reach each of the affected individuals and provide them with immediate necessary medical care.

Governor breaks silence after tragedy

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Tamaulipas Governor Américo Villarreal expressed his profound sadness and solidarity with the victims and their families.

He conveyed this through a message on social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

“I deeply regret what happened at the Church of the Holy Cross in Cd. Madero. Security and civil protection agencies are already addressing the situation,” he stated.

«Furthermore, I have requested the Secretary General of Government, the State Coordinator of Civil Protection, and health sector authorities to go to the site,» added the governor.

Death toll confirmed after collapse

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My solidarity is with all the families who have lost their loved ones and with the community due to this unfortunate accident.»

The governor’s message mirrors the profound sorrow felt by the Tamaulipas community in the wake of this tragic incident.

Local authorities have deployed all necessary resources to conduct rescue operations effectively and safely.

Ciudad Madero Mayor Adrián Oseguera has confirmed the death toll following the church’s collapse.

Unofficial death toll released

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Church collapses in Mexico. PHOTO Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas

In addition, he reported that the injured individuals would be transferred to hospitals in the region for prompt medical attention.

According to unofficial sources cited by Jornada, at least seven people died in the collapse.

It is believed that among the victims of the incident, there were two minors in the Church of Santa Cruz.

As rescue operations unfold, the number of victims and injured may change.

Tragic event in Mexico

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Church collapses in Mexico. PHOTO Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas

This tragic event in Ciudad Madero has mobilized both the community and local authorities.

Solidarity and collaboration are essential in times like these.

The hope is that the community will unite in support of the victims and those working in the rescue efforts.

Here, you can see the message from the Tamaulipas Public Security Secretariat.

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