The presidential candidate Álvarez Máynez, who was holding a campaign closing event, suspends his political events

The toll of victims due to the collapse on Wednesday of a stage during a rally at the closing ceremony of the Citizen Movement party’s electoral campaign in the Mexican municipality of San Pedro Garza García, in the state of Nuevo León (north), has risen nine dead and at least 60 injured, as confirmed by authorities.

The governor of Nuevo León, Samuel García, has indicated in his account on the social network “The injured who are in this clinic are now stable,” he stated.

“Now I am going 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,” he highlighted after the event, caused by a strong gust of wind.

The incident took place during an event attended by Jorge Álvarez Máynez, candidate for the Presidency of the Citizen Movement and other militants, leaders and candidates of that party,” as detailed by the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, through of your profile in X.

The president, who has indicated that he is in contact with the governor, has stated that he “is attentive” to the information coming from the scene of the events and has sent a “hug to family members, friends of the victims and supporters of that organization.” “.

The Civil Protection services of Nuevo León have detailed that a metal structure weighing several tons and a tarp fell on hundreds of people who were witnessing the event, held at the El Obispo baseball field, according to the Mexican newspaper ‘La Working day’.

For his part, the presidential candidate has indicated that he has been transferred to the hospital, although he is “well and in communication with state authorities to follow up on what happened.” “The only important thing right now is to care for the victims of the accident,” he said.

Shortly after, Álvarez Máynez indicated the members of his team who were injured are being treated at the hospital, while he headed back to the scene of the events to accompany the victims. “I will be there until the last injured person is taken to a hospital,” he added.

“I have informed my team that my visit to Tlaxcala and Hidalgo (states in the center of the country) tomorrow is suspended, as well as all campaign activities. I have also suspended my return flight. I will be in Nuevo León at pending the situation and the victims,” ​​he announced.

The authorities of Nuevo León have published a statement on their Telegram account in which they have stressed that they “deeply regret the loss of the victims of the recent accident in San Pedro Garza García.” “We send our condolences and wishes for a quick resignation to their families and loved ones. May they rest in peace,” they noted.