UN Secretary-General expressed his condolences in connection with a powerful earthquake in Mexico

© AP Photo / Bebeto MatthewsАнтониу Guterres. Archival photoUN Secretary-General expressed his condolences in connection with a powerful earthquake in Mexico© AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews

UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres expressed his condolences in connection with death and destruction in Mexico after a powerful earthquake.

«The Secretary General is saddened by the loss of life and damage in an earthquake in Mexico. He expressed condolences to the government and people of Mexico and wish speedy recovery to the injured», — reads the statement of the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric. It is also noted that the UN is ready to help.

An earthquake of magnitude of 7.1 occurred on Tuesday. Tremors recorded at 18.14 UTC (21.14 GMT). Powerful aftershocks of the earthquake in southern Mexico were felt in Mexico city. According to the latest official figures, killed 139 people.

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