A suspension bridge collapsed during a ceremony attended by the mayor in the town of Gurnavaka. MexicoThis Tuesday (7).
During the fall, many politicians passed through the structure. According to local media, about 20 people were passing by and eight were taken to hospital for medical attention, two of them with serious injuries.
Authorities in the area confirmed that the injured included the mayor, his wife, four councilors, journalists and a municipal administrator.
The governor of the region took a stand in support of residents and those involved on social media.
“I am very sorry about the accident that befell Guernavaca Mayor Jose Luis Uriostegui, his wife, staff and media reporters a few minutes ago during the opening of the Pasio Ribeirano. Blanco.
“Paseo Ribereño” is the name of the paved walkway that connects Borifrio Diaz Park with the local street. One of the rivers of this tourist spot goes under the collapsed bridge.
The state Civil Defense team was dispatched to the scene for assistance and all were rescued.
Support groups work on a collapsed bridge in Guernaco, Mexico – Photo: Reproduction / @ PC_Morelos
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