In Mexico helicopter crash that was carrying aid to the earthquake victims

© AFP 2017 / Alfredo EstrellaЛюди help remove victims from the rubble of a building after an earthquake in Mexico cityIn Mexico helicopter crash that was carrying aid to the earthquake victims© AFP 2017 / Alfredo Estrella

The helicopter of the General Prosecutor of Mexico with a cargo of humanitarian aid on Board crashed in the state of Oaxaca, told the local rescue service.

According to preliminary data, the helicopter was carrying food for victims of a strong earthquake. The accident occurred near the town of San Pedro Leapi, two pilots aboard were injured.

At the same time from the state of Puebla received information about the hijacking of a truck with three tons of food for victims of the disaster. Portal Universal reports that the aid was assembled by local students and was intended for distribution among the needy in the settlements of Puebla.

An earthquake of magnitude of 7.1 occurred in Mexico on Tuesday. Tremors recorded at 18.14 UTC (21.14 GMT). Powerful aftershocks of the earthquake in southern Mexico and came to Mexico, which destroyed 44 homes, total killed at least 293 people.

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