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Earthquake Damages 55 Cultural Heritage Websites in Mexico’s Oaxaca, Tradition Ministry Says

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 7.7 magnitude earthquake, broken 55 cultural heritage websites within the Mexican state of Oaxaca, the nation’s Secretariat of Tradition stated on Wednesday.

“The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Oaxaca Institute of Cultural Heritage state in their latest report that 55 objects of cultural heritage were damaged in Oaxaca, the epicentre of the earthquake,” the ministry stated in a press release.

It added that 40 objects obtained minor damages, 11 – medium and 4 – critical. A number of museums, cathedrals, temples and archaeological websites have been broken in the course of the tremors.

The earthquake hit the south of Mexico on Tuesday. 4 deaths have been reported by the Mexican Safety and Civil Safety Secretariat. The fifth demise was reported by Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat.

All deadly instances have been recorded in Oaxaca, the place the epicentre of the earthquake was positioned. The nationwide civil safety authority, in flip, stated greater than 30 had been injured.

Tremors critically broken 5 hospitals within the south of the nation. The earthquake was felt in 11 states of the nation.

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