At least nine people have died and about 50 have been injured after the collapse this Wednesday of a temple during a campaign event of the presidential candidate for the opposition Citizen Movement (MC) party, Jorge Álvarez Máynez, who was unharmed, in the city of Monterrey, capital of the state of Nuevo León, northern Mexico.

The stage that had been set up for the closing of the campaign of Lorena Canavati, Citizen Movement candidate for mayor of San Pedro, Nuevo León, practically collapsed at the closing of the campaign held at the El Obispo baseball field, in the western area. Township.

“I have just visited Clinic 7 and I regret to report that so far the number of people killed by the accident amounts to 8 adults and 1 minor. The injured who are in this clinic are already stable,” said the governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo León (north), Samuel García in his X account. “Now I am heading to Clinic 21 where three people are in surgery. From there I will go to the University Hospital to do the corresponding evaluations. “I will continue to report,” said the governor.

The accident occurred during a campaign event by the presidential candidate for the opposition Citizen Movement (MC), Jorge Álvarez Máynez, who was unharmed, in Monterrey, capital of Nuevo León. According to social media records, where the political event was broadcast, The accident occurred around 18:00 local time (00:00 GMT on Thursday) when a strong wind moved the stage. In the images, the candidates Álvarez Máynez and Lorenia Canavati can be seen running from the stage, while the towers and the main screen on the stage collapsed.

Agents from the emergency forces and state Civil Protection and the municipality of San Pedro arrived at the scene to care for the injured. “The members of my team who were injured are already being treated in the hospital. I am heading again to the scene of the events to accompany the victims,” Álvarez Máynez wrote on the X social network.

Previously, the governor of Nuevo León, Samuel García, who emerged from MC, regretted the accident in a message on social networks and spoke about the weather conditions for Monterrey in the next few hours. “Good evening, this is a very important message. I ask you to please take shelter, intense rains are coming in the next few hours. There was an event 15 minutes ago, unfortunately an accident occurred that left several people injured during a campaign closing in San Pedro Garza García,” the governor said in a message on the same social network.