10 deaths in Oaxaca earthquake, damage reported in 85 municipalities

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The state government reported 10 deaths from the earthquake, 15 workers still missing as well as damage to over 2,000 homes and 55 historical monuments, including 4 archaeological sites.

Gov, Alejandro Murat is in the area of ​​the Crucecita Huatulco where the epicenter of this telluric movement was located

“Clearly I want to tell the population that they are not alone or alone. As long as there is life, everything else can be overcome, ”said the Oaxaca Governor.

Alexander Murat

Among the damaged places, the Huatulco Community Hospital was reviewed, where the director Alberto Aquino explained that the patients are being treated outside the facilities since the building presented structural damage.

Suman 10 muertes y 500 viviendas dañadas en Oaxaca por el sismo

The Army’s DN-III Plan is activated in the entity and yesterday Murat requested the Federation to declare an emergency in 85 municipalities.

After the earthquake, 2 thousand 72 affected homes were reported, as well as damages in 15 health centers, including in the IMSS hospital in Huatulco.

At least 15 elementary schools are damaged and 44 more middle and high schools were affected.

In addition, there are 62 damaged historical monuments, of which four are severely affected.

The tremor was recorded at approximately 10:29 hours according to information from the National Seismological System (SSN)

The other health centers that were reported with damages in the Costa jurisdiction are the generals of Puerto Escondido and Pinotepa Nacional, as well as the community of Santa Catarina Juquila, Río Grande and Santos Reyes Nopala.

4 state and federal highways have suffered damage

The death toll could increase in the coming hours, as a group of rescuers removed debris from an area where 15 workers were buried by a landslide in Santa Catarina Xanaguía, a settlement near the epicenter that was cut off.

Epicenter

According to the Damage Assessment Council, headed by Governor Alejandro Murat, the infrastructure of the Sanitary Jurisdiction of the Coast was the most affected, since eight hospitals scattered along the Oaxacan coast were damaged.

Information from the Oaxaca Health Services (SSO) indicates that, in Huatulco, both the Community Hospital —which presents the fall of its perimeter fence and detachment of interior finishes— and the Health Center with Extended Services (Cessa) — which reports Visible damage to infrastructure— was evicted by the Civil Protection authorities.

The same occurred in the General Hospital of San Pedro Pochutla, where 10 hospitalized patients were evicted, including one suspected of Covid-19.

The other health centers that were reported with damages in the Costa jurisdiction are the generals of Puerto Escondido and Pinotepa Nacional, as well as the community of Santa Catarina Juquila, Río Grande and Santos Reyes Nopala.

Source: nssoaxaca.com, laprensademonclova.com, heraldodemexico.com.mx, latinus.us

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