Church In Mexico killed 11,injured 60 after Collapses During Baptism
Church In Mexico killed 11,injured 60 after Collapses During Baptism: According to the most recent Although many people were originally rushed to hospitals, Vicente Joel Hernández Navarro, the secretary of health of Tamaulipas in Mexico, reported that as of last Wednesday, at least 13 people with injuries were still being treated in hospitals, one of whom had significant injuries.
According to Reuters, Bishop Jose Armando Alvarez of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tampico stated in a social media video that the ceiling of the church collapsed as worshipers were partaking in communion. He urged others to pray for the survivors.
Authorities believe the collapse was not caused by deliberate or malicious intent.
There were 100 attendees inside the house of worship during the service when the incident happened.
Eleven died and around 60 were injured in Mexico after the roof of a church collapsed while its pastor was baptizing congregants last Sunday, according to reports.
At a press conference, state authorities said that the bodies of three minors and seven adults (five women and two men) were pulled from the rubble.
An 18-year-old woman died the day after the incident after succumbing to her injuries at the hospital.
Father Ángel Vargas, who had been performing baptisms in the church when the incident occurred, took to social media to express grief and sorrow.
“To the affected families, my blessing in the love of Christ, may they know that for the remainder of my life they will always be in my prayers and that from this day we are brothers in grief, but also in the faith that unites us,” the priest wrote on the Facebook page.