There was heavy rain in Mexico in the hours before the earthquake. This led to the hospital flooding – killing 17 patients. In the entire central Mexican community of Tula, where more than 100,000 people live, the power source has collapsed, the head of the State Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoe Robledo, announced from the roof of the clinic in a video that the Mexican government posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
Oxygen supply stopped
The hospital generator was also flooded. This interrupted the oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients. After heavy rains on Monday evening (local time), a river, which is also called Tula, overflowed its banks. A total of three rivers overflowed their banks in the region. Flooding also occurred in the city of Ecatepec, a few kilometers from the Mexican capital.
In Tula, Hidalgo state, the water was so high that rescues at the hospital had to be conducted using small boats. And the governor of Hidalgo, Omar Fayyad, was also there on a boat – it capsized. Fayyad wrote on Twitter, but it works fine.
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