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9/11/2017 8:31:39 AM

President sends condolence to Mexico over earthquake losses

President Tran Dai Quang, on October 10th, sent a message of sympathy to his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, over serious human and economic losses caused by the strong earthquake on September 7th.

Buildings in Mexico after the magnitude 8.1 quake in Mexico. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The 8.1 magnitude quake off the coast of Chiapas state was stronger than a 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands. At least 90 deaths have been affirmed so far and the fatalities are expected to continue to increase.

Mexico has declared three days of mourning for the victims from September 8th.

About 50 million people across 12 states were affected by the disaster./.

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