Former President Barack Obama Just sent Big Hugs to Mexico
Former President Obama tweeted a bilingual message of support for Mexico after a massive earthquake struck the country’s capital Tuesday.
“Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos,” Obama tweeted.
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 Spanish message translates to “Take care and a big hug for everyone.”
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City earlier Tuesday, killing as many as 139 people, according to The Associated Press.
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.