The government of Mexico sent a message of condolences to the people of Turkey for the two earthquakes that occurred in the south of that country, which has left more than 1,800 people killed Until now.
The Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrardsent a message on his Twitter account in which he expressed Mexico’s solidarity and support for Turkey.
In turn, the Foreign Ministry lamented the loss of human lives and reiterated the solidarity of the Mexican government with Turkey.
The @SRE_mx, on behalf of the Government of Mexico, extends its condolences to the Turkish people for the damage and unfortunate human losses caused by the earthquake that occurred in the south of the country. We express our solidarity in these difficult times.
– Foreign Relations (@SRE_mx) February 6, 2023
Within this framework, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) made available to Mexicans residing in Turkey and Syria a series of telephone numbers and emails to ask for help in case they need it.
However, according to the Embassy of Mexico in Turkey, so far there have been no victims among compatriots living in Turkey and Syria.
The death toll from the earthquake in magnitude 7.4 registered this Monday in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria, has risen to more than 1,800, according to data provided by the authorities of both countries and the ‘white helmets’.
The number could rise in the coming hours as thousands of people have been injured and many remain trapped in the rubble.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, He has indicated in statements to the press that at least 1,014 people have died and 5,385 have been injured as a result of the quake, which he described as “the biggest disaster since the 1939 earthquake,” which left more than 30,000 dead.