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Earth Quake in Mexico

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck southern Pacific Coast of Mexico on Friday.

The quake was reported at 5:39 p.m. local time, shaking buildings about 225 miles away in Mexico City. It also shaked all tall buildings for more than two minutes.

No deaths or injuries were immediately reported. But 13 people died were recorded after 1 hour. Then Mexico’s interior minister, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, and the governor of the state of Oaxaca to a town visited the epicenter of earth quake and consoled the injured people.

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed , killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The chopper crashed into a group of people who had been spending the night in an open field after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the area.

The Defense Department said the Black hawk helicopter suffered the mishap when it was preparing to land on a vacant lot in the city of Jamiltepec, about 19 miles from the area of Pinotepa Nacional. The craft was carrying Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat, neither of whom had serious injuries.

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