VN extends sympathies to Mexico over deadly earthquake
18:53 | 10/09/2017
VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang on Sunday extended sympathies to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto over the human and property losses caused by magnitude 8.1 earthquake.

The earthquake struck off Mexico’s Southern Pacific coast just before midnight Thursday with at least 65 people reported dead.

More than 250 people have also been reported injured by the massive earthquake, Mexico’s largest in at least a century.

More than 1,000 schools sustained structural damage and close to 2 million people were left without power, the Federal Electricity Commission said.  However, it said service has been restored to around 90% of those affected.

At least 100 of the homes that were destroyed in Juchitán were regarded as historical buildings for their traditional architecture. A former mayor described their loss as a blow to the region’s identity and cultural essence./.

By Quang Minh

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