Tragic Stage Collapse Leaves Five Dead at Mexico Political Rally

At least five people, including four killed and 15 injured, were involved in a stage collapse at an election campaign rally in northern Mexico. The incident took place during a speech by centre-left presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez in the city of San Pedro Garza Garcia. The sudden collapse, caused by a gust of wind, was captured in dramatic footage that emerged online, showing the lighting structure coming down as people were on the stage. The State Governor urged residents to stay indoors due to strong thunderstorms. While Maynez himself escaped injury, several members of his team were hurt. The candidate, representing the Citizens’ Movement party, is currently behind in national polls. As the story develops, more details will be made available. For real-time updates, users can access the BBC News App on smartphones or tablets, or follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter.