Col­lapse kills work­ers

Herald Sun - - WORLD -

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.

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