At Least 5 Dead, 50 Injured After Stage Collapses At Campaign Rally In Mexico

Stage collapses at campaign rally in Mexico

At least five people were killed and dozens others hurt when part of a stage collapsed during a campaign rally in Mexico attended by a long-shot presidential candidate who escaped injury, according to officials.

Terrifying video shows a strong gust of wind forcing the top of the stage to crumple while at least seven people stood on stage for the Citizens Movement party event in the city of San Pedro Garza Garcia in the state of Nuevo Leon.

The party’s presidential nominee Jorge Álvarez Máynez was seen smiling and waving his hands as the crowd chanted his name before looking up to see the beams shake loose.

He and several others sprinted for safety toward the back of the stage, while some were spotted cowering in place.

At least five people died, officials said. An estimated 50 people were injured, including some who were trapped.

Álvarez Máynez said on social media that he was “fine” after being taken to a local hospital, but that members of his team were injured in the accident.

He also noted that there were “victims,” but did not say how many were injured, adding that a “gust of wind” was to blame for the tragedy.

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