Letter: Structural integrity of our nation’s schools in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake


Dear Sir:

Tuesday’s (August 21, 2018) earthquake, which registered 6.9 on the Richter Scale, and which caused notable infrastructural damage throughout the country, as well as widespread emotional and mental trauma among citizens, is a sobering reminder of our vulnerability as a nation to the destructive consequences of natural disasters on the whole, and especially earthquakes, which are unpredictable and often have the potential to wreak complete havoc on a nation.

Given that our country has never experienced an earthquake of such magnitude in this century, according to reports, we must be very mindful of the measures we take to ensure that, in the wake of another such occurrence, we are as prepared as we can be in every possible manner.

Now is not the time for…

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