Calamities can neither be predicted nor avoided. The only thing we can do is to be prepared.
We can never tell when or where a calamity may strike. What is important is we should know what to do when one of these natural disturbances strike us.
In recent years, the whole world have been bombarded by various calamities. Flash floods, Earthquakes, Forest Fires are just a few occurrences that happen to be a product of overconsumption of people.
A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the southern part of Mexico on Tuesday, Sept 19, in Puebla state, 123 km from Mexico City.
As of this article’s writing time, a total of 224 people have been killed according to reports.
This is the most powerful quake that struck Mexico ever since the one that hit them in 1985, which killed thousands.
It caused dozens of building to collapse, including more than 40 in Mexico City, alone.
Government officials said that at least 21 children and several adults have died at an elementary school in the city, after it collapsed partially.
500 soldiers and Navy personnel are among those searching for children and employees that are still missing.
When a church on the slopes of a volcano which have erupted after the earthquake, 15 people were reportedly killed during the ongoing mass.
More than 11 aftershocks have been recorded, with the strongest one reaching magnitude 4.
Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto has called for people to calm as the authorities are doing their job in assessing the situation.
Leaders from all over the world also expressed sympathy and offered support to Mexico, including US President, Donald Trump.
We hope and pray that the Mexicans will be able to survive this another challenging calamity that struck their nation. After all, we are still living under the same sky.