Mexico City was hit with a major 7.6 magnitude earthquake on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and causing destruction across the country’s capitol city.
The earthquake came on the same day of that two previous tremors had hit the city, one in 1985 and another in 2017.
“It seems like a curse,” Isa Montes, a 34-year-old resident of the city’s central Roma neighborhood, told Reuters, Ernesto Lanzetta — a business owner in the Cuauhtemoc borough of the city — telling the outlet, “It’s this date. There’s something about the 19th. The 19th is a day to be feared.”
Photos of the devastation show buildings collapsed and streets closed off. Areas of the city also experienced power outages, while several hospitals experienced damages.
Authorities have not released the names of the victims, but said both died in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, according to Reuters. One of the deceased was crushed when a department store facade fell atop them, while another was discovered at a mall, where the roof collapsed into the first floor gym.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Amethyst Tate