Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Flooding hits Mexico hospital, killing 17 patients - BBC News

At least 17 patients have been killed after heavy rainfall caused flooding at a hospital in Mexico's central Hidalgo state, officials say.

They say a river burst its banks and water then cut the power supply in the hospital in the town of Tula.

Some of the victims were Covid-19 patients who relied on oxygen therapy, local media report.

Rescuers evacuated about 40 patients. Meanwhile, a boat transporting the state governor sank in the river.

Omar Fayad later tweeted that he was "safe and sound", adding that the state authorities would continue co-ordinating emergency operations in the affected areas...

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