Boy killed, 23 injured in Mexican church collapse

A boy died while 23 injured in Mexico’s northeastern state of Nuevo Leon Sunday when an under construction church collapsed following days of heavy rains, an official said.

According to Rodolfo Ambriz, mayor of Benito Juarez municipality, where Santa Clara de Asis church is located, the accident occurred Sunday morning at around 10 a.m. , Xinhua reported.

Rescue workers from the local Civil Protection Office and the Red Cross arrived at the accident site to rescue the people trapped under the debris.

The preliminary investigations indicated the collapse was caused due to the torrential rains affecting several regions in Mexico in the last few weeks.