LDS Church: All missionaries safe in Mexico after earthquake

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – SEPTEMBER 19: Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on September 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. The earthquake caused multiple fatalities, destroyed buildings and knocked out power throughout the capital. (Photo by Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – At least 216 people died in Mexico City after a powerful earthquake shook the city and surrounding states Tuesday.

The 7.1 magnitude quake toppled buildings and left many without power.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an updated statement about the missionaries serving in the region:

We have confirmed that all missionaries in the region affected by Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico have been contacted and are safe. Mission presidents have been in contact with families to let them know they are well. Missionary apartments in several missions sustained damage, including a few that are now uninhabitable. Missionaries are eager to participate in the cleanup efforts and will do so as they are able to safely engage. Several Latter-day Saint chapels were also impacted, and teams are assessing the extent of the damage. We continue to pray for the people of Mexico as they recover from this serious earthquake.

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