At least 17 people died in Mexico after a blackout at a hospital

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported the deaths of 17 people at the coronavirus hospital in Tula, Hidalgo state, due to a power and oxygen outage after a flood.

“I am very saddened by the death of 17 patients at the IMSS hospital due to the Tula River spill in Hidalgo. There has been a lot of rainfall throughout the Mexico City Valley, and the rain will continue. Residents of low-lying areas should move to shelters or places of higher ground, family or friends,” he wrote on his Telegram channel Wednesday, Sept. 8.