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16 meurent alors que les inondations inondent un hôpital public dans le centre du Mexique

16 meurent alors que les inondations inondent un hôpital public dans le centre du Mexique
Torrential rains in central Mexico have suddenly flooded a hospital, killing 16 patients

Torrential rains in central Mexico suddenly flooded a hospital early Tuesday, killing 16 patients, possibly due to the loss of oxygen equipment as the power went out, the national Social Security Institute said.

A video posted on the agency’s social media feed said about 40 other patients survived as waters rose swiftly in downtown Tula, à propos de 60 milles (100 kilomètres) au Nord de Mexico and flooded the public hospital around 6 un m.

Video recorded inside the hospital showed knee-deep water as staff frantically tried to move patients.

Later Tuesday, emergency personnel evacuated the hospital, loading patients into ambulances to be taken to other health centers.

IMSS Director Zoé Robledo said the waters knocked out power to the area as well as the hospital’s generators.

He said the hospital had been caring for 56 patients, about half of them suffering from COVID-19.

Rescue teams of firefighters and soldiers steered boats through Tula’s streets rescuing people from flooded homes.

The town’s central market was completely flooded. In one location beside the river, a jumble of semi-trailers, buses, tanker trucks and cars lodged against each other semi-submerged at odd angles in rushing water.

Residents carried boxes and bags of salvaged belongings to higher ground.

Tula Mayor Manuel Hernández Badillo said at a news conference, “Today the important thing is saving lives.”