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Roof of a church collapses in northern Mexico, and Catholic officials say 49 injured, some dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say the roof of a church has collapsed in northern Mexico during a Mass, killing an undetermined number of people and injuring about 50. Approximately 30 parishioners are believed to be trapped in the rubble. Rescuers probed beneath the fallen roof into Sunday night, and dogs were brought in to search for possible survivors. The Mexican Council of Bishops wrote “we join in prayer at the tragic loss of life and those injured,” though without saying how many had died. The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tampico says the roof caved in during mass at the Santa Cruz church in the Gulf coast city of Ciudad Madero.

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