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Mexico City – A 7.2-magnitude earthquake killed over 200 people and left massive destruction and people in shock in Mexico City.

The earthquake hit mexico around 1 pm on Tuesday, September 19. About 100 miles from mexico city. The earth quake generated a magnitude of 7.2 causing heavy and strong shaking in the capital.

After the earthquake happened. “Enrique Rebsamen”. A school in mexico collapsed while students were inside. Killing at least  30 children. And soon as the news  of the school spread. Parents were eager to go to school and check if their children were alive but parents couldn’t drive to the school because big pieces of buildings and structure were blocking the roads. When the parents arrived at the school some of the parents would climb the playground to get a better view and some were picking up walls to find  their children.

Gustavo Lopez recognized his tiny frame pulled from the wreckage. It was his son. He sat for hours trying to regain the strength. To tell his daughter  that her brother died.

Gustavo Lopez cousin Mauricio. Loved the boy as well he took him on bike rides and he stated  ” He was my Son too” Mauricio Screamed when he heard the news that his cousin (Gustavo Lopez) Son died. ”I Can’t bear this; I cant” he stated weeping.

A lot of walls from buildings  started to fall and buildings started to crack open and some of the buildings were only being supported by  small amounts of bricks. And when the bricks couldn’t support the weight of the buildings. The buildings would collapse killing and trapping  dozens of people. In total About 40 Buildings and structures in mexico city collapsed killing at least over 200 people in total .

El. Haynes ninth grade world literature teacher Ms.Cruz says” Um, I mean  Its devastating, Its unfortunate, I have family in the district.Its devastating watching the footage. Its scaring and Shocking. You can see how they would die especially with all those buildings, toppling over. It makes me appreciate life more.”

Talia Hernandez who is a resident of mexico. Was taking a tattoo class. When the earthquake hit and tore the structure. ” I dropped everything and told everyone to leave and while we where going down the stairs I tripped and fell on the stairs because I was nervous” She states. ” I was scared I thought I wouldn’t make it,but 2 people came back to help me  get out of the building.”

I can’t believe I’m alive” she said weeping while paramedics where taking out shards of glass out her leg.

 

 

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  1. Vicky on October 24th, 2017 10:39 am

    This is a very powerful story to show what it means to lose your needs. I liked how you interviewed Ms. Cruz because when she told her own opinion about the earthquake.

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