Thursday, May 28, 2009

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Stikes off Honduras May 28, 2009

There was a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake at 2:24 a.m. Thursday morning (May 28) killing at least six people and wounding 40 more. These figures may change.

Southeast of San Pedro Sula, half of the 120-meter (130-yard) Democracy bridge in the town of El Progreso collapsed. This is a bridge over the UlĂșa River, the most important river economically.

Maritza Varela, director of the El Progreso Hospital reported that at least 13 injured people were admitted early this morning, one an adult with a hip injury and two minors, one of five years and the other nine were sent to the Mario Catarino Rivas hospital due to severe multiple skull injuries. They are sisters and live in Cologne La Nacional.

Patients from the second floor were taken to area hospital's garage for several hours.

The wall of the court house in San Pedro Sula was damaged.

This is in the area of Santa Barbara, Honduras.

All pictures were from La Prensa on-line.

As more information is learned,
more will be posted here.

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