VAM News Update
A number of children are believed to be amongst those trapped and rescue efforts are ongoing.
People were said to be arriving with shovels and pickaxes to try to move the debris.
Later posts showed the emergency services were at the scene, following the collapse on Sunday afternoon.
Authorities were said to be requesting silence from those gathered at the scene so that they could hear if anyone trapped inside was calling for help.
The bishop of the diocese of Tampico, José Armando Álvarez Cano, sent a message to the community on social media saying that work was under way “to find those under the rubble”.
He said it was a “difficult time” and ended his video address by saying: “May the Lord help you.”