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Shelter looting in Oaxaca

After officials of the National Defense withdrew from disaster areas in Oaxaca, civilians looted a shelter in Juchitán
Shelter looted in Juchitán, Oaxaca - Edwin Hernández/EL UNIVERSAL
09/11/2017
11:00
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca
Christian Jiménez
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After the officials of the Ministry of National Defense withdrew on Tuesday from the areas damaged by the earthquakes of last September, a shelter in Juchitán, Oaxaca was looted yesterday. 

Five families live there since the earthquake left them homeles, and they were kept safe by the members of the National Defense, but once the armed forces were removed from the area, the families were left at the mercy of a large group of citizens who arrived in vehicles seeking to steal the supplies which were left in storage.

The group entered the premises by force and took food supplies, mattresses, camping tents, and blankets, which they then loaded into the vehicles.

According to the testimony of the victims, they tried to confront the looters but they were outnumbered and couldn't defend the items which today are the only property they have.

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As a protection measure, the families had to dismantle the tents they have left and gather the remaining supplies to better look after them. 

Other shelters in the region have been warned due to the fear of more lootings taking place across the Isthmus.

With information from Edwin Hernández

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