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At least 9 dead as strong winds topple stage at a campaign rally in Mexico

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At least nine people were killed, including one child, and dozens were injured when a stage structure collapsed at political campaign rally in Mexico on Wednesday night.


Strong winds brought the stage down at the event in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, injuring at least 63, the country’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed.


No further details on those killed and injured have been released.


The rally in San Pedro Garza Garcia, near the city of Monterrey, was organized by the center-left Movimiento Ciudano, or Citizen’s Movement. The event was to promote Lorenia Canavati, mayoral candidate for San Pedro, and long-shot presidential candidate Jorge Álvarez Máynez.