After the two earthquakes of 4.4 and 5.1 degrees on the Richter scale occurred in Lorca, Spanish southwest, the Consulate of Ecuador in Murcia began to record injured Ecuadorians and those who still do not return to their homes because of the fear of another collapse.
Cecilia Enriquez Sarango, consul of Ecuador in Murcia, visited the esplanade of the Parc de la Rueda de Lorca, where they have erected temporary camps of Ecuadorians whose homes were affected by earthquakes. She announced that although no Ecuadorian had been killed there is one who suffered a serious leg injury by preventing a concrete block fell on top of a Spanish citizen. The Ecuadorean was rushed yesterday into Reina Sofía de Murcia Hospital.
On the other hand, Oscar Jara, the representative in Spain of the National Secretariat for Migrants (SENAMI), toured the affected areas and announced that about 600 Ecuadorians have “lost everything.” Both officials said they were managing the delivery of tents and mattresses to the Ecuadorians, who have two nights sleeping in the streets.
Lorena Escudero, National Secretariat for Migrants, reported yesterday that the Emergency Action Protocol for immediate help is activated in Spain and a “Welcome Home” plan will be enable too, which will facilitate the return flight for compatriots who may want to return to our country. For those who decide to stay, the SENAMI ordered a support team in order to establish a management center that directs the public support of the Spanish Government.
Source: Hoy Newspaper