Earthquake in Mexico kills, destroys and cripples the country
An earthquake stroke on September 9th and 19th of 2017. The earthquake damaged areas within Mexico, in Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla. It killed 217 civilians, injured much more and damaged a large number of buildings. At least 217 people have been killed, including 86 in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos and 43 in Puebla state.
It was the most powerful earthquake since one which hit Mexico City in 1985, killing thousands. Dozens of buildings have collapsed, including more than 40 in Mexico City alone. People struggled to get home when power poles that toppled in the quake blocked the streets and the public transportation system temporarily shut down operations. As many people lost their houses and also their working places, they also lost money; the US Geological Survey predicted up to 1,000 fatalities will come from the earthquake, and an economic impact of between one billion dollars and ten billion dollars.
In Mexico City, thousands of soldiers, rescuers and civilians-including college students-were working side by side to dig through tall piles of rubble from dozens of crumbled buildings. This was urgent and necessary, as the quake left the busiest city in Mexico in chaos. Windows buckled and shattered, falling several stories to the ground while thousands of people streamed into the streets running away from buildings and potential gas leaks. Also Nearly 5 million customers were still without power early Wednesday. Moreover,
Tuesday’s earthquake took place on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.
People all around the world have been helping Mexico in many ways, bu donating money and food. Many organizations have been created to help the citizens to overpass this terrible incident. Although it is difficult, as the chief of an expedition once said: “When you are there for an emergency, involved in the incident, you become a part of it, too”, the incredible effort that they put has really helped, and hopefully more people like these will appear in a near future to work for a more positive future for Mexico.