The number of victims of the earthquake in Mexico has risen to 26 people
The victims of the earthquake in Mexico were at least 26 people, said the authorities. About it reports Reuters.
Shortly before the Governor of the affected Mexican state of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat said that, to his knowledge, killed at least 20 people, and 17 of them — in the city of juchitan de Zaragoza.
Se trabaja en hotel de Matías Romero que sufrió daños por sismo #Oaxaca @alejandromurat pic.twitter.com/IFjLPLKQ8U
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Murata said that school is cancelled for the day. He also added that currently a preliminary assessment of the damage. Residents were encouraged to leave the coast.
According to recent reports, is located in the state of Oaxaca, the refinery is not damaged.
On Friday, 8 September, Mexico was the strongest for 100 years, an earthquake of magnitude 8.2. The epicenter was located 88 km South-West of the city Pijijiapan in the state of Chiapas in the Southeast of the country. The quake triggered a small tsunami. The height of the waves reached 0.7 m. Seismologists have not ruled out re-push with a magnitude of 7.2, said President Enrique peña Nieto. Earlier it was reported about five victims of the earthquake.
According to preliminary data, due to the destruction caused by the disaster, without electricity there are about 200 thousand people.
On 6 September it was reported that off the coast of Mexico was formed tropical storm “Katya”. The wind gusts it reaches 65 km/h. It was formed after hurricane “Irma” and had already passed through the French and British overseas territories in the Caribbean. Now he moves towards US.