Philippine embassy in Mexico damaged by quake – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – There are no reports yet of any Filipino casualty in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, but the quake has damaged the country's embassy there, Malacañang said.

"The Philippine embassy in Mexico City has been damaged by the earthquake. All our embassy officials and staff are safe, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs," said Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella in a statement on Wednesday, September 20.

Embassy personnel are continuously monitoring the situation and are coordinating with the Filipino community in Mexico. 

Malacañang condoled with all those who lost loved ones to the powerful quake.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mexico, especially the bereaved families," said Abella.

The earthquake has killed nearly 140 people after toppling buildings and sowing panic in the capital. –

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