Fourteen worshippers at a Zapopan church received minor injuries when the roof of a church collapsed on Wednesday.
Around 30 people were attending a midday mass at the Corpus Christi church in Colonia Prados Vallarta on Avenida Manuel Clouthier in Zapopan when the incident occurred.
Many of the injured were attended in situ by emergency paramedics who rushed to the scene, along with firefighters and police officers. Eleven were subsequently transferred to the “Hospitalito” and the Green Cross in Zapopan. Most had minor injuries to the head, caused by debris falling around ten meters from the roof.
Zapopan Mayor Pablo Lemus also turned up to review the situation.
Authorities immediately began an investigation to determine the cause of the collapse.
A popular place of worship in a middle-class residential neighborhood that is usually full for Sunday mass, the Corpus Christi church has been adhering to the new regulations limiting attendance to 25 percent of the congregation during the current phase of the Covid-19 health emergency.