Mexico terrified and shattered, R.I.P the innocent souls!
A strong earthquake hits the center of Mexico City on September 19th, 2017, smashing buildings and schools infrastructure taking lives of more than 200 people. President Enrique Pena Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. Six-storey blocks of flats, a supermarket, and a factory were also said to be among the collapsed buildings in the city.
Neighboring countries were also hard struck due to massive quake effects. After 32 years old temblor hitting Mexico killing a horde of 10,000 humans in 1985, this is the major smash the city has been the victim of snatching making innocent lives. A while ago in the same month, September, an earth quack of 8.2 magnitude shock the south part of the country killing 90 people.
The epicenter of the latest quake was near Atencingo in Puebla State, about 120km (75 miles) from Mexico City, with a depth of 51km, the US Geological Survey said, as per the BBC news.
The death toll of 226 was confirmed on twitter by the country’s national coordinator for civil protection. It includes at least 55 people killed in Morelos state, south of the capital, and 39 reported killed in Puebla State. One hundred and seventeen are also confirmed dead in Mexico City, with another 12 in Mexico State, and three dead in Guerrero.
After the shocking smash occurred, almost 2 million people were left without phone and electricity and strict warnings were granted to people not to smoke on the streets as the leaked gas could break out into a fire.
President instantly announced the city under the emergency unit and called military services to land a helping hand for rescuing people under the trap. “We may still find people under the rubble. Stay in touch, follow lines of communication, we will keep people updated,” he said.
The shocking parameter for the city was when Earthquake alarm alerted many but they ignored considering it as the daily sound of a drill.
Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with more than 20 million people living in the metropolitan area. Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with more than 20 million people living in the metropolitan area.
Alfredo Del Mazo Maza, governor of the State of Mexico, said schools would be closed on Wednesday. He also ordered all public transport to operate services for free so that people could travel home.
US President Donald Trump, who has courted controversy with his plans for a border wall with Mexico, tweeted: “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.”Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also tweeted his support following the “devastating news”. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, in New York for the UN General Assembly, expressed his “solidarity” with the Mexican people.
Nina Lakhani, a journalist reporting from La Condesa, in Mexico City stated that:
The quake devastated La Condesa, one of the city’s most prosperous neighborhoods, flattening several buildings and leaving scores more damaged and unstable.
The collapsed apartment block on the circular boulevard Amsterdam Avenue was instantly cloaked by clouds of white dust as a strong smell of gas filled the air. The building comprises three apartments on each floor – no one knows how many people were inside when the earthquake hit.
Monica Saavdera’s 87-year-old mother was among the residents at home when the earthquake hit. “I pray that she’s already dead, that she’s not trapped underneath alive,” Saavdera said, comforting her mother’s sobbing domestic worker who survived because she had popped out to run some errands when the quake struck.