Central Mexico-Earthquake Victims-Obituary

Central Mexico Earthquake Victims


MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 225 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic. Scores of buildings collapsed into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said 44 buildings collapsed in the capital alone. Mancera said at least 30 had died in Mexico City, and officials in Morelos, just to the south, said 54 had died there. At least 11 others died in Puebla state, according to Francisco Sanchez, spokesman for the state’s Interior Department. Gov. Alfredo del Mazo said at least eight had died in the State of Mexico, which also borders the capital. There were no immediate official reports of deaths in the capital, but journalists witnessed some people who had apparently died. Morelos Gov. Graco Ramirez reported on Twitter that at least 42 people had died in his state south of Mexico City. Gov. Alfredo del Mazo told the Televisa news network that two people died in the State of Mexico, which also borders the capital: a quarry worker who was killed when the quake unleashed a rockslide and another person who was hit by a falling lamppost. Rescue workers rushed to the site of damaged or collapsed buildings in the capital, and reporters saw onlookers cheer as a woman was pulled from the rubble. Rescuers immediately called for silence so that they could listen for others who might be trapped. Gala Dluzhynska said she was taking a class with 11 other women on the second floor of a building on the trendy Alvaro Obregon street when the quake struck and window and ceiling panels fell as the building began to tear apart. She said she fell in the stairs and people began to walk over her, before someone finally pulled her up. “There were no stairs anymore. There were rocks,” she said. They reached the bottom only to find it barred. A security final came and unlocked it. The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent people throughout the city fleeing from homes and offices, and many people remained in the streets for hours, fearful of returning to the structures. Alarms blared and traffic stopped around the Angel of Independence monument on the iconic Reforma Avenue. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 hit at 1:14 p.m. (2:15 p.m. EDT) and it was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. Puebla Gov. Tony Gali tweeted that there had been damaged buildings in the city of Cholula including collapsed church steeples. Earlier in the day workplaces across the city held readiness drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake, a magnitude 8.0 shake, which killed thousands of people and devastated large parts of Mexico City. Market stall vendor Edith Lopez, 25, said she was in a taxi a few blocks away when the quake struck. She said she saw glass bursting out of the windows of some buildings. She was anxiously trying to locate her children, whom she had left in the care of her disabled mother. Local media broadcast video of whitecap waves churning the city’s normally placid canals of Xochimilco as boats bobbed up and down. Mexico City’s international airport suspended operations and was checking facilities for any damage. Much of Mexico City is built on former lakebed, and the soil can amplify the effects of earthquakes centered hundreds of miles away. The new quake appears to be unrelated to the magnitude 8.1 temblor that hit Sept. 7 off Mexico’s southern coast and which also was felt strongly in the capital. U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Paul Earle noted that the epicenters of the two quakes are 400 miles (650 kilometers) apart and most aftershocks are within 100 kilometers. There have been 19 earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or larger within 250 kilometers of Tuesday’s quake in the past century, Earle said. Earth usually has about 15 to 20 earthquakes this size or larger each year, Earle said. Initial calculations show that more than 30 million people would have felt moderate shaking from Tuesday’s quake. The US Geological Survey predicts “significant casualty and damage are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread.” Written By MARK STEVENSON, CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and PETER ORSI Associated Press Copyright © 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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My heart goes to all you dear ones effected by this earthquake. May God be with you and you remember he has not left your sides. God did not cause this horrible tragedy. He is here for you.

Lo siento mucho por esta tragedia! Tenga en cuenta que Dios no es la causa de nuestro sufrimiento (Santiago 1:13), que siente por nosotros cuando sufrimos (Zacarías 2: 8) y que promete poner fin a todo sufrimiento (Salmo 38: 9-11). Espero que esas palabras puedan traer algo de consuelo a tus corazones rotos.

Mis sinceras condolencias a las familias del terremoto mexicano. Mis oraciones estan contigo. Que el Dios de consuelo te sane y te refresque. (1 Cor 1:3,4)

Offering my heartfelt condolences and prayers on behalf of all the innocent victims who were tragically affected by this natural disaster. May Almighty God in his infinite wisdom grant solace to the families and friends during this most challenging time. We love all of you very much. With Love & Prayers

me gustaria dejarle mi condolencia a todos las familias, espero que tengan consuelo en la biblia donde encontramos Las respueatas a todos Los problemas, note lo que dice aqui en salmo 34: 18 Jehova esta cerca de los que estan quebrantados de corazon y salva a Los que estan aplastados en espiritu.

Mis mas profundas condodolencias a toda la familia que ha perdido familiars y amigos, por favor, tenga consuelo de que su perdida no ha pasado desapercibida para todos los que han oido hablar de lo que ha sucedido,sino por nuestro todopoderoso Dios tambien. Que El les de fuerza, consuelo y ayuda a traves de sus palabras en lis diaspor venir. El esta alli para comprar el brokenhearted y calmar a los aplastados en el espiritu. Derrama tu corazon a Dios y el te ayudara a debajo.( 2 Corintio...

May the God of peace grant solace to the families and friends of the Central Mexico Earthquake victims. We truly love all the innocent victims who lost their life during this natural disaster. With Love & Prayers

Such a tragedy for the families. My prayers are extended.

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