17 patients killed after floods hit hospital in Mexico

At least 17 patients have been killed after heavy rainfall caused flooding at a hospital in central Hidalgo state in Mexico.

Officials say a river burst its banks and water then cut the power supply at the hospital in the town of Tula.

Some of the victims were Covid-19 patients who were being treated with oxygen therapy.

Rescuers evacuated about 40 patients. Meanwhile, a boat transporting the state governor sank in the river.

The army was deployed to provide assistance to rescue teams dealing with the disaster.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said, he was very saddened by the hospital deaths.

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