No Indonesian Casualties in Mexico City Earthquake: Ministry

Sonya Michaella    •    20 September 2017 15:54 WIB
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No Indonesian Casualties in Mexico City Earthquake: Ministry
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Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the latest situation after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 120 kilometers of Mexico City, collapsing hundreds of buildings and killing more than 200 people.

"There are no reports of Indonesian casualties for now," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' director for protection of Indonesian citizens and legal entities Lalu Muhammad Iqbal in a written statement on Wednesday, September 19, 2017.

The Indonesian Embassy in Mexico City (KBRI Mexico City) has prepared a temporary shelter for the affected Indonesian citizens. KBRI Mexico City has issued a citizen advisory for the Indonesian community.

"Several KBRI Mexico City staff have evacuated to the embassy building. Their houses have suffered significant damages," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said.

According to the government data, as many as 282 Indonesian citizens currently live in Mexico. Around 142 Indonesian citizens reportedly live in Mexico City.


(WAH)