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Mexico: 7.7 earthquake leaves two deaths and damages in five entities

sismo-méxico-580x330This Monday an earthquake in Mexico of magnitude 7.7 caused the death of two women, injuries to another and two minors, as well as damage to homes, schools, shopping centers, medical units, government offices, temples and bridges, and landslides on highways in Colima , Michoacán, Jalisco and Nayarit, according to reports from state civil protection authorities.

The governor of Colima, Indira Vizcaíno, reported that a woman died after the wall of a Coppel store in Manzanillo fell on her.

In that port, the roof of a gym on the top floor of the Punto Bahía shopping center collapsed and caused the death of a woman, whose body was rescued after several hours of work with the support of a canine pair.

In Tecomán, a gas tank exploded and injured a woman and two children aged 11 years and 5 months, who were treated at a clinic in Villa de Álvarez.


Landslides on highways
The movement, with its epicenter in Coalcomán, Michoacán, caused landslides on the Colima-Manzanillo highway, at the height of the La Salada area, municipality of Ixtlahuacán, as well as on the Villa de Álvarez-Minatitlán and Comala-La Becerrera highways, which were partially blocked.

In the city of Colima, the authorities reported damage to 11 hospitals and clinics, the state government headquarters, the C5i building, the Minor Basilica Cathedral, and the Sendera and Zentralia shopping malls.

In Villa de Álvarez, the town hall building was damaged, as was the People’s Theater in the Fairgrounds.

Dozens of hospitals affected
In Michoacán, 20 hospitals and health centers, homes, roads and highways were affected in the municipalities of Coalcomán, Aquila and Coa