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19S earthquake: five-month-old baby dies in Colima; there are three deaths in the state – El Sol de México

A five-month-old baby is the third victim in Colima after the magnitude 7.7 earthquakes and their strongest aftershock of 6.9 that have hit Mexico.

The little boy died after a gas explosion at his home in Tecomán, where his brother and mother were also injured, bringing the total number of people injured in the tremor to five.

Early Thursday morning “unfortunately they confirmed the death of a five-month-old baby. This baby, along with his eight-year-old brother and his 22-year-old mother, as a result of the earthquake there was an explosion of the gas tank in his home, they were transferred by helicopter,” reported the governor of Colima, Indira Vizcaíno, in an interview. with a local radio station.

The earthquake occurred at 1:16 local time with an epicenter 81 kilometers south of Coalcomán, Michoacán, where last Monday’s magnitude 7.7 earthquake also occurred, according to the National Seismological Service (SSN).

The child’s death from this most recent earthquake is added to the two deaths in Mexico City, where a woman died after falling and hitting her head, and a man from a heart attack.

Meanwhile, the other child and his mother, seriously injured, are added to three people injured by minor lacerations in Coalcomán, where the epicenter was.

In addition, the two registered deaths from the 19S tremor occurred in Colima, when a woman died because a shopping center marquee fell on her and another man because he was trapped in the rubble of a gym.

“Fortunately, in terms of material damage to hospitals, which for us is fundamental, no greater damage than what we already had registered due to last Monday’s earthquake has been identified. However, yes, in road infrastructure we have registered that much deeper cracks have been generated, “he added.

This Thursday’s phenomenon occurred after the earthquake that shook Mexico on Monday, less than an hour after the national drill that takes place every September 19 to commemorate the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes, which occurred on this same date and are considered the most destructive. of recent history.

Since Monday’s tremor there have been almost 1,300 aftershocks and this Thursday’s was the largest, according to the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC).

|| With information from EFE ||

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