7 dead, 9 missing in collapse of mall in northern Mexico
MONTERREY, Mexico — A shopping mall under construction collapsed Thursday, killing at least seven people and leaving another nine missing, officials said.
Local council secretary Genaro Garcia told a news conference that 15 people were injured, in addition to the dead, and all the victims are believed to be construction workers.
Work on the threestory structure in this northern industrial hub in Nuevo Leon state was being carried out without the necessary license, authorities said.
The concrete slabs of the structure appear to have pancaked, falling one atop another. Images taken by civil defense officials showed emergency personnel hauling the injured men out of the rubble. About 150 emergency personnel were looking for more people who may be trapped.