Mexican town faces sewage flood

A sewage water canal breach flooded about 200 Mexican homes with raw sewage on Sunday.

The colony of San Isrido and La Providencia's wall of the Canal De La Compania had a 30-meter long crack in it, CNN reported.

The crack allowed about 1.5 million gallons of wastewater to flow out of the canal and into the residential areas, in a UPI story.

There have been no reported fatalities, but three minors were injured. One was injured when he tried fleeing his flooding house while two others were sent to the hospital with hypothermia, said the local fire department.

Heavy overnight rains likely caused the crack, and authorities claimed the situation could be controlled by Sunday night, with the highway remaining closed until sometime on Monday.

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