4 Dead in Stage Collapse at Mexico Candidate’s Public Gathering: President

Thu May 23 2024
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MEXICO CITY: At least four people were killed and fifteen others were wounded when a stage collapsed on Wednesday during a campaign rally for Mexican presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday.

In a statement via social media, the president cited a report from the governor of the state of Nuevo Leon, Samuel Garcia, who said that “4 people dead and fifteen injured are reported” from the mishap.

Maynez stated that he was not wounded in the accident at his rally in the town of San Pedro Garza. He said, “I am fine and in communication with the officials” over what took place, he wrote on social media, saying that the priority was to take care of all victims.

Footages of the accident broadcast by local media showed a massive screen toppling over during Maynez’s public gathering. The 38-year-old centrist from the Citizens’ Movement party is running for the office of the president in the June 2 vote, but lags far behind Claudia Sheinbaum and major opposition presidential candidate Xochitl Galvez in elections.

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