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Virgin Mary statue ‘started crying’ after earthquake

Mexican villagers claim their statue of the Virgin Mary has started crying and has moved her hands since the deadly earthquake struck the country.

Hundreds of believers have flocked to the village of Cupilco in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco after reports of the weeping statue.

Local politician Candelaria Perez Jimenez said: ‘I do believe that the Virgin has done many miracles, I came not for curiosity, but for faith, because I do believe that God and our most holy Mother has done many miracles.

Mexican villagers claim their statue of the Virgin Mary (left before the earthquake) has started crying (right after the quake) and has moved her hands since the deadly earthquake struck the country

Hundreds of believers have flocked to the village of Cupilco in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco after reports of the weeping statue. Pictured, the statue's hands after they reportedly moved 

Hundreds of believers have flocked to the village of Cupilco in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco after reports of the weeping statue. Pictured, the statue’s hands after they reportedly moved 

‘Undoubtedly the Virgin hurts a lot with what has happened in Mexico: earthquakes, hurricanes, child deaths, God is calling us to make us aware.’

Local woman Lucia Torres Jimenez, 68, expressed her belief in the Virgin, stating that she returned to health from the power of the virgin, having spent 19 years with a kidney transplant.

She said: ‘She is feeling what is happening in Mexico, she is feeling what is going to happen.’

However, some say the phenomenon had been reported for three years but that parish priest Enrico Lazzaroni, an Italian who has served the community for 11 years, had asked parishioners to keep it quiet.

Local woman Lucia Torres Jimenez, 68, expressed her belief in the Virgin, stating that she returned to health from the power of the virgin

Local woman Lucia Torres Jimenez, 68, expressed her belief in the Virgin, stating that she returned to health from the power of the virgin

However, some say the phenomenon had been reported for three years but that parish priest Enrico Lazzaroni, an Italian who has served the community for 11 years, had asked parishioners to keep it quiet

However, some say the phenomenon had been reported for three years but that parish priest Enrico Lazzaroni, an Italian who has served the community for 11 years, had asked parishioners to keep it quiet

President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday that preliminary accounting suggests damage from the magnitude 7.1 quake and an even more powerful one earlier in the month could cost upward of $2 billion.

National Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente announced the latest death toll on Thursday, as recovery teams pulled some of the few remaining bodies out of collapsed buildings in Mexico City.

Most of the capital’s collapse sites have already been cleared of rubble. 

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