Published On: Sun, Sep 24th, 2017

Guanajuato sends more aid to Mexico City

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Volunteers rushed from Guanajuato to help rescue efforts in Mexico City, struck by a deadly earthquake on Tuesday September 19.

Residents reported feeling the ground shake in Guanajuato,  but no property damage or injuries were reported. Guanajuato is some 220 miles northwest of Mexico City.

The government said on its Facebook page that a rescue brigade consisting of six Civil Protection members and seven K-9 police brigade members with two specialized dogs traveled overnight in a caravan from Guanajuato to Mexico City, more than four hours away.

One of the rescue dogs helped locate a person on Wednesday who was buried alive in the debris of a textile factory toppled by the quake.

Guanajuato sends aid to Mexico City

Guanajuato sends aid to Mexico City

Mayor Edgar Castro Cerrillo confirmed Tuesday evening that Guanajuato, the capital of the State of Guanajuato, was not affected by the earthquake. “There are no injuries or damages as a consequence of the ground movement registered at midday in Mexico City,” he said.

Castro Cerrillo urged national unity in the face of disaster. “Together we can reconstruct, together we can help one another.”




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