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Building under construction in Puerto Morelos collapses on workers killing two

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A shopping center under construction in Puerto Morelos has collapsed, killing two and injuring at least 13.

The collapse was recorded at a shopping center that is being built next to Super AKI at the entrance of Puerto Morelos. Reports say that the roof was likely strained from too much weight, which gave way.

One man died at the site while a second, who was rushed to a Cancun hospital, died from his injuries. The State Attorney General confirmed the death of the man who was taken to hospital in Region 509 of Cancun.

Photo: Directorate of Civil Protection

According to data provided by municipal authorities, 13 workers were injured when a portion of the roof collapsed around noon Tuesday. They say the site has been reviewed for others that may have been trapped under rubble, however, a search concluded that all workers have been accounted for.

Members of the Directorate of Civil Protection, Fire and municipal police of Puerto Morelos arrived for rescue work while receiving support from the army, federal police and firefighters of Cancun.

In June, a hotel under construction in Cancun also collapsed on workers when a portion of the top level fell. From that accident, nine were reported injured.