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Mexico Earthquake: All Indians are safe, says Sushma Swaraj

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday expressed deep condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the devastating earthquake in Mexico and said that she has spoken to Indian Ambassador, who informed that all Indians are safe in the earthquake-hit nation.


By   |  Updated On : September 21, 2017 05:48 AM
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Twitter Image)

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Twitter Image)

New Delhi :  

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday expressed deep condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the devastating earthquake in Mexico and said that she has spoken to Indian Ambassador, who informed that all Indians are safe in the earthquake-hit nation.

“I have spoken to our Ambassador in Mexico. All Indians are safe”, tweeted Sushma Swaraj.

“My deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the second earthquake in Mexico”

Swaraj also said that India stands with Mexico in this hour of grief. 

A 7.1 magnitude strong earthquake wreaked havoc in central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 225 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.

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 buildings collapsed at 44 places in the capital alone.

The epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake was 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, in Puebla state, according to the US Geological Survey.

First Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 04:06 AM
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