Bahía Blanca: storm with winds of 140 km/h collapsed the roof of a club and killed 13 people

2023-12-17 01:00:00

A An apocalyptic storm hit the Buenos Aires city of Bahía Blanca this Saturdaycausing the roof of the club’s sports center to collapse with winds of 140 km/h Northern Bahianwhat It killed at least 13 people and left numerous people injured, some of them seriously.

Almost without electricity, with very serious damage to hundreds of buildings, the situation was described by the Municipality as “a catastrophe”while doctors, firefighters and Civil Defense personnel worked frantically, trying to respond to the multiple calls for help that came from all the Bahia neighborhoods.

“The most complex event was recorded at the Bahiense del Norte club,” added the message from the municipal authorities. In that institution, one of the most traditional in the city, a sports meeting was held this Saturday, when the storm began to hit with hurricane-force winds.

What seemed like “a strong storm” suddenly changed to tragedy, because the wind caused the roof and part of one of the side walls of the enormous Bahiense del Norte gym to collapse, which fell on the large number of people in the place. At 9 p.m. the number of fatalities reached 13 people, their identities still unknown, but that number could rise due to the number of injuries. Meanwhile, news arrived of more people affected in other parts of the city.

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