A 10-year-old boy was killed and 34 other people were injured when the roof of a Catholic church collapsed over the weekend in Juarez, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, emergency management officials said.

The roof, which was undergoing repairs, collapsed around 9:50 a.m. Sunday while Mass was being celebrated.

Accumulated water from the recent heavy rains in the area apparently caused the roof to collapse, emergency management officials told Efe.

Paramedics treated 34 people for injuries at the scene and transported nine of the victims to hospitals.

The body of the unidentified boy, who was with his family, was taken to the coroner's office.

Municipal and state emergency management personnel cordoned off the church after the roof collapse.

Heavy rains caused the collapse of the bell tower at the Linares Cathedral, another church in Nuevo Leon, in 2008, but no one was injured in that incident. EFE