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.”
God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2017
Former United States President Barack Obama tweeted a condolence message for his “neighbour” country Mexico.
Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 20, 2017
Obama’s sentiments were shared by Canadian President Justin Trudeau who said that, “Canada will be ready to help our friends”.
Devastating news from Mexico City. My thoughts are with those affected by today’s earthquake – Canada will be ready to help our friends.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 19, 2017
Melania Trump also took to social media to share a condolence message.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 19, 2017
Hollywood actress Eva Longaria also posted a message on social media explaining that her family and husband are safe in Mexico.
What horrible news about the earthquake in Mexico. Thank God my husband and family are safe in Mexico City. My prayers are with everyone. pic.twitter.com/qnSRB5n0PD
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) September 19, 2017
TV show host Ellen DeGeneres also took to Twitter, sending her love and support to the people Mexico.
Sending all of my love to the people of #Mexico today.❤️ 🇲🇽
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 19, 2017
Indian leaders Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan also shared their condolence message on social media.
Saddened by the devastating #MexicoCityEarthquake. My prayers are with the families of victims. May the injured recover soon.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) September 20, 2017
Deeply pained by the tragic loss of lives in #MexicoCityearthquake. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mexico.
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) September 20, 2017
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.