Friday earthquake damages 1,000 buildings in Oaxaca

A preliminary damage survey shows 1,000 buildings were damaged in the community of Pinotepa Nacional, the epicenter of last Friday's earthquake; no fatal victims have been reported thus far
Pinotepa Nacional - Photo/COURTESY
18/02/2018
10:48
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Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
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After walking the streets of the community of Pinotepa Nacional, the epicenter of the 7.2 earthquake which shook Mexico last Friday, Oaxaca Governor, Alejandro Murat, claimed a preliminary survey has thus far reported 1000 damaged buildings.

Joined by the Minister of Social Development, Eviel Pérez, Murat stated damages have also been reported in 44 municipalities of Oaxaca; for this reason, his administration has requested the Disaster Declaration to the Ministry of the Interior, agency which will assess the extent of the damage to determine the corresponding compensation.

Classes at public and private institutions have been suspended at the disaster area until the damage survey is concluded, according to Murat.

The Governor also said he has issued the order to the Civil Protection Coordination of Oaxaca to coordinate the reconstruction of homes and school buildings, and the implementation of temporary attention centers so citizens can make their reports.

No fatal victims have been reported, according to the information shared by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on his Tweeter account:

“Thus far, the National Emergency Committee hasn't reported any fatal victim of the quake.” 
 

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