About 6,000 people have hosted this evening in the five camps in Lorca willing to accommodate citizenswho could not sleep in their homes because ofdamage caused by earthquakes of magnitude 4.4and 5.2, on Wednesday. However, the city begins totake its first steps towards normalcy. The buildingsare being revised to provide what have beenuninhabitable, and the number of victims has been setat nine. The Bishop of Cartagena officiate today at 11a funeral that will be broadcast live on TVE 1. The event was attended by the Princes of Asturias and thePrime Minister, although according to Efe, theceremony could be in memory of three deceased onlyto fulfill the wish of some relatives who prefer a privatefuneral and given also that one of the deceased are not was of the Catholic faith.Most assisted tonight have been members of the richcolony of immigrants from the city, being thepopulation sector paraalojarse more difficulties withfamily or friends. Also common are cases of peoplewho preferred to sleep outdoors for fear of another earthquake.Oscar Viacis, of Ecuador, whose home is located inthe most affected group, slept in an army tent with his wife and two daughters after last night I had to do in the open. Esfitian Floren, Romania chose to do itagain in a garden and blankets because they stillfeared that something happens to roof covered.Zapatero said after meeting with his three vice-presidents and ministers of Defense, Development, and Labor Chairman, announced yesterday that the Council of Ministers approved a decree today to help victims. He also advanced the development of a comprehensive plan and guaranteed response to the earthquake reconstruction of the city. The Insurance Compensation Consortium under the Ministry of Economy, will pay compensation for damage to persons and property insurance.
Throughout yesterday, businesses were closed and suspended the school year. Lorca thousands along the streets aimlessly. Many of them bringing in bags and bags of belongings that had been removed from their homes. They walked down the middle of the roads, fleeing the sidewalks, where it seemed possible new detachments of cornices, coverings of facades, balconies and overhangs. Many broke to mourn at the state where their homes had been reduced. Others crowded outside their homes, waiting to be allowed to enter them.Those who had to give permission were the architects and municipal technicians Lorca and other neighboring municipalities and autonomous regions, who inspected one by one all the buildings of the town.The soldiers were accompanied by the EMU, they helped them tear down the walls and damaged balconies that could pose a hazard for pedestrians.After exploring the buildings, painted in red access point if there was structural damage, yellow if the damage was repairable and green if they were habitable. They did it in record time. Late in the afternoon, the Minister of Justice in Murcia, Manuel Campos, said that 90% of the buildings of the town had been visited in the absence of villages.
The damage affected mostly low and commercial and retail floor height. The reason, according to experts, is that both earthquakes were very shallow, which multiplied its effects. In the Navarra street in the neighborhood of San Diego the fall of two ledges of the same building crushed a man and a woman.