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Stroud man caught up in Mexico earthquake


A chiropractor from Stroud who was caught up in the earthquake in Mexico, today, has described the moment his hotel room shook in the quake.

Richard Brown, who is Secretary General of the World Federation of Chiropractic, was woken at 1.30am as a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck western Mexico.

“My room on the 11th floor started shaking,” said Richard,” who delivered two keynote addresses to more than 1,000 delegates on his trip overseas.

“It only lasted a few seconds but were all evacuated from the hotel.”

During the evacuation, Richard found himself talking to a fellow hotel resident, who he later found out to be the son of Fidel Castro.

“You never know who you might bump into in a situation like this, but I was surprised to later find out he was Fidel Castro‘s son and the chair of the Cuban judo federation.”

The epicentre of Thursday’s earthquake, which struck at around 1.16 a.m. local time (6.16am GMT), was recorded in the state of Michoacan, not far from Monday’s quake.

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