Collapse kills workers
A SHOPPING mall under construction in the Mexican city of Monterrey collapsed yesterday, killing at least seven people and leaving another nine missing, officials said.
Local council secretary Genaro Garcia told a press conference that 15 people were injured, in addition to the dead, and all the victims are believed to be construction workers.
Work on the three-storey structure in this northern industrial hub in Nuevo Leon state was being carried out without the necessary licence, authorities said.
The concrete slabs of the structure appear to have pancaked, falling one atop another.