Moment stage collapses on crowd at Mexico political rally

A stage collapsed at a political rally in Mexico on Wednesday night (22 May), killing at least nine people according to officials.

Victims included eight adults and one child, governor Samuel Garcia said.

The incident was caused by a strong gust of wind.

It occurred at an event attended by presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez, who was sent flying by the wind.

Maynez wrote on social media that he went to hospital after the collapse, saying while he was well, there were “victims” of the incident.

Footage showed wind toppling the stage in seconds, with people heard screaming and seen running to escape.