Consulados Honorarios en Cuenca participaron de Simulacro
30 de Noviembre de 2012 - 15h54
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Honorary Consulates, foreign communities and personnel of the Coordination Zonal 6 of the Chancery participated on Wednesday in Phase Two of the simulation of large-scale in the event of an earthquake in Cuenca.
The event had the participation of 6 Honorary Consulates and foreign communities (Brazil, UEA, France, Peru, United Kingdom, and Canada) who made de evacuation of their installations. Many of them observed the process carried out by France en their respective consular points: French Alliance, and the French School Joseph de Jussieu.
After going around the installations of ECU 911 and CSC and observing the work dynamic, the Counselors and Coordinator of Zonal 6, Ana Lucía Serrano, held a meeting where they agreed to improve the prevention and preparation measures of the foreign community that resides in Cuenca. In the Coordination Zonal 6, the simulation was also held out, with the mass departure of around 60 people, both national and foreigners.
In addition it is worth mentioning that the Zonal Coordinator 6 is part of the Cantonal Council of emergency Operations (COE), with the main purpose of receipting communications received from foreigners and passing them on to the Chancery in Quito, and to the Diplomatic Corps of the involved countries in case of emergency.
As a result of the drill, around 55 thousand people were evacuated in the entire city in the previously expected sceneries, among them 25 public and private institutions and more than 400 schools around the city. Supposedly, 33 people were reported caught, 7 missing, 979 injured, and 19 deceased.
This project has been conducted since a year ago for the community of Cuenca and for foreigners based at the city. On May 23rd the first simulate was carried trough with other communities of foreigners, in that occasion 30.000 people were evacuated.
PRESS RELEASE No. 1337
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