Seventeen patients die after hospital in Mexico floods amid torrential rain

Posted by on September 7, 2021 8:50 pm
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The victims, mostly suffering from Covid, died when the flood knocked out electricty to the hospital in Hidalgo state

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Seventeen patients, most of them suffering from Covid-19, have died after a hospital in central Mexico flooded when torrential rain caused a river to burst its banks.

More than 40 other patients in the public hospital in the town of Tula in Hidalgo state were evacuated by emergency service workers on Tuesday, and an initial assessment showed about 2,000 houses had flood damage, the Mexican government said in a statement.

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