MEXICO CITY, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican Interior Ministry on Monday declared Mexicali and Tecate cities in Baja California state as natural disaster areas due to the damages caused by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on April 4.
Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, governor of Baja California state, has requested the National Center of Disaster Prevention to offer technical advice on disaster prevention and assistance in the two cities.
On April 6, Baja California established a Damages Evaluation Committee, which requested the federal government declare a state of natural disaster in the quake-hit areas.
The earthquake killed at least two people and injured 232 others. It also affected some 35,000 people's lives due to shortage of basic daily necessities.
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