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Hotel construction collapse kills one in Historic Centro Oaxaca

A tragedy occurred in the morning at a construction site of a hotel in the historic center of Oaxaca when part of the building collapsed burying two workers, one of them died and the second was taken to the hospital where he remains in serious condition.

The director of the fire brigade Manuel Maza Sánchez who coordinated the rescue, announced that everything happened around 9:38 am, when the request was received through the 911 service to attend to the emergency in a construction site of a hotel on Libres street, one block from Paseo Juarez El Llano.

Fructuoso Villanueva Sánchez, 45 years old, was injured and was transferred to the IMSS hospital; and Ezequiel Vásquez Mendoza, 38, unfortunately, lost his life, due to the collapse.

Fourteen elements of the Fire Department participated in the rescue, among them, the specialized personnel for the recovery of victims.

The same police chief announced that everything was due to the lack of security measures at the construction site.

The area was cordoned off while waiting for personnel from the Institute of Forensic Sciences of Oaxaca and workers suspended their activities.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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