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Mexico earthquake: A rush to save lives

00:07
The magnitude-7.1 earthquake turned many buildings in Mexico into dust and fragments, killing at least 230 people. "Unfortunately, many people have lost their lives, including girls and boys in schools, buildings and houses. I want to express my condolences …" Peña Nieto said.

00:33
The country has declared three days of mourning. At least two children and one adult were still missing. Eleven people have been rescued from the school.

00:43
Photos of missing students have been passed around on social media, while dozens of parents waited outside the school hoping to find them.

00:52
More than 2,000 public schools suffered damage in the quake, and 16 of the 212 affected schools in Mexico City had serious damage, the education secretary said.

01:04
Four people were killed and 40 more injured at the Monterrey Institute of Technology campus in Mexico City, the school stated.

01:13
A number of people are staying at shelters around the city after losing their homes. Schools have closed, and millions are still without power.


Enrique Peña Nieto:President of Mexico(佩尼亞·聶托)

magnitude (n.) the measure of the size of an earthquake

mourning (n.) the expression of sadness for someone’s death


導讀人:Cassie Hwang

畢業自聖路易斯華盛頓大學 (Washington University in St. Louis)的Cassie老師擅長調整學生說英文時的抑、揚、頓、挫與如何在Email書寫中直接但委婉的表達自己的意見。


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本文收錄於英語島English Island 2017年10月號
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