Three dead and 85 wounded following earthquake border between Mexico and Guatemala

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Violent earthquake of magnitude 6.9 rocked Monday a border between Mexico and Guatemala. (Photo: archive)

Three people were killed, including a baby, and other 85 were injured product of the violent earthquake of magnitude 6.9 that rocked Monday a border between Mexico and Guatemala, according to the authorities of both countries.
The baby died in a hospital in the southwest of San Marcos, Guatemala, Department to fall on the part of the false ceiling of the Medical Center in that was, according to informed the President of that country, Otto Pérez Molina, during a press conference at the National Coordinating Committee for the disaster reduction (Conred).
Perez Molina also said that in the Western Department of Quetzaltenango was informed of the death of a Lady of a heart attack, allegedly by the impression that caused the tremor, but clarified that it investigate to confirm it. Relief bodies reported the death of another woman on the South Coast for the same reasons, but the case is also confirmed, also 81 others have been injured.
In the region bordering Guatemala and Mexican Chiapas (Southeast), epicentre of the quake, “we have two dead, a 74-year-old man and a 51-year-old; 4 others were injured, but none serious,”said José Manuel Aragón, spokesman for Civil protection in that district.
The authorities are still reviewing the situation in Chiapas, one of the Mexican regions with the highest rates of poverty and indigenous population of high seismic activity. “It is possible that the number of wounded increased,” admitted Aragon.
In terms of material damage, nearly 300 homes were damaged in 15 municipalities in a subregion of Chiapas known as Soconusco, the most affected, where classes will be suspended at least for two days. The quake also brought down ceiling and lamps in the airport of Tapachula and serious damage to a road.
There are at least 115 houses with damage and 20 thousand people affected in some way by the earthquake in Guatemala. In addition, 41 homes with severe damage in the region, 17 with moderate and mild 22 are recorded. The tremor also caused damage to 44 schools in the departments of Huehuetenango, Totonicapán (Northwest), Suchitepéquez and Retalhuleu (South); In addition to minor landslides on several roads.
The dignitary of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, will travel to Chiapas (Mexico), where a meeting is scheduled with his Mexican colleague, Enrique Peña Nieto, to talk about the consequences of the quake which was also felt in El Salvador, where it shook homes and buildings in the capital and other cities in the West of the country, without causing victims or damage.