Bad luck? It’s good, it didn’t get bigger, says AMLO

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ruled out that the country has “bad luck” for registering earthquakes on September 19 and, on the contrary, indicated that luck is good because it did not get worse and the result was not so dramatic.

“Just as you can say that bad luck that the same day at the same time, also the other thing, good luck that it didn’t happen to adults,” he said during the morning.

“And everyone who makes their reflections, but for what corresponds to me as the country’s ruler, I could say that the result was not so dramatic, so serious, fortunately.”

“Some may say ‘we are unlucky’, I say we are lucky, we have protection,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, a total of 692 aftershocks of yesterday’s earthquake, the largest this morning magnitude 5.8, have been recorded in the country.

The largest aftershock, at 3:22 am, had an epicenter 72 kilometers south of Tecomán, Colima.

During the morning, before President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the National Civil Protection Coordinator, Laura Velázquez, reported that the greatest damage from the earthquake was recorded in Colima and Michoacán.

In Manzanillo, Colima, two deaths were recorded, a woman who was severely injured because a wall fell on her and died, and a man who also received injuries and died from the collapse of a roof in a commercial plaza.

In addition, there were nine injured in Colima. The damage caused by the tremor was recorded in 153 homes, 20 buildings, 2 religious temples and 5 medical units.

Meanwhile, in Michoacán, the epicenter of the 7.7 earthquake yesterday afternoon, the damage occurred in 30 schools and 21 medical units.

Velázquez highlighted the participation of the Armed Forces. 3,600 elements from the Sedena, the Navy and the National Guard participated.

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