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World leaders, celebrities react with grief to Mexico earthquake

SNS | New Delhi |

After magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico on Wednesday, killing at least 224 people, world leaders and celebrities took to social media to express their shock and grief over the calamity.

Donald Trump, President of United States of America, shared a message on Twitter and said, “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.”

Former United States President Barack Obama tweeted a condolence message for his “neighbour” country Mexico.

Obama’s sentiments were shared by Canadian President Justin Trudeau who said that, “Canada will be ready to help our friends”.

Melania Trump also took to social media to share a condolence message.

Hollywood actress Eva Longaria also posted a message on social media explaining that her family and husband are safe in Mexico.

TV show host Ellen DeGeneres also took to Twitter, sending her love and support to the people Mexico.

Indian leaders Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan also shared their condolence message on social media.

Multiple buildings have collapsed or are severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states.

Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the Mexican capital alone.

Volunteers, rescue teams, soldiers are working to rescue people trapped in the debris.

The quake is the deadliest in Mexico since a 1985 quake on the same date killed thousands. It came less than two weeks after another powerful quake caused 90 deaths in the country’s south.