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Mexico Earthquake Victims Welcome Chinese Aid

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Added On October 10, 2017

In Mexico, China has donated tents to support victims in the aftermath of September's earthquake. 
 
The aid donation has been warmly received by families affected by the earthquake.
 
China report has more..
 
A 8.2-magnitude earthquake and a 7.1-magnitude aftershock hit Mexico in early September, killing at least 360 people and destroying over 150, 000 houses. Hundreds of thousands of others have been left homeless as a result.
 
In the aftermath of the earthquake, the Chinese government donated around 100 temporary homes to local residents to offer relief.
 
SOUNDBITE (SPANISH) SILVIA VASQUEZ LOPES, Victim, 
”The tent is really good because they protect us. The walls protect from wind. All of us are living in this tent, including a six-month-old baby”
 
Over 6,500 aftershocks have occurred since the earthquake on Sept. 7. Because of the continuing instability, many residents feel the tents are the safest option in case of another disaster.
 
SOUNDBITE (SPANISH) REYNA RUIZ, Victim 
“It’s safer here in this little house, because it isn’t made out of construction materials, it’s made of canvas. And the way they make it is very pretty. And, since it has a fastener, you can run out whatever happens."
 
China, Japan and Israel are among the world's countries to have given support to the victims of Mexico's September earthquake.