The Foreign Ministry reported that, through the National Emergency Commission (CNE), it offered support to Mexico after the 7-degree earthquake that shook the country on Tuesday afternoon.
The authorities offered the special disaster-management team managed by the Commission.
The Government indicated that if requested, it would send teams specialized in search and rescue (USAR), made up of members of the Fire Department, the Costa Rican Red Cross, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, the Public Force and the Commission.
The support would involve the deployment of 70 specialists, in addition to logistical support. The teams are trained to perform complex victim rescue tasks in collapsed structures, interagency coordination, management and shelter management.
The CNE has civil engineers for damage assessment, needs analysis, and logistical support for emergencies.
Costa Rica expresses deep sympathy with the families of the victims, the people and the authorities of the United Mexican States,”
said the Foreign Ministry in a press release.
According to the latest report from the authorities, at least 100 people have died from the earthquake.
The Ministry reported that 1,648 Costa Ricans live in Mexico, of which the majority (534) live in one of the most affected areas, Mexico City. Other cities with a Costa Rican population are the entire state of Mexico (250), Jalisco (162), Guanajuato (51), among others. The status of these people is unknown.
We reiterate the call to all Costa Ricans to abide by the instructions of the Mexican authorities to stay safe.”