EP1: Claudia Romo Edelman

In 1985, on the 19 September at seventeen minutes past seven Mexico City was struck by an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude. In just one minute – 100,000 houses crumbled, 5,000 people died and roughly five million residents were left without electricity or water. People took to the streets, helping those injured – but the residents, including Claudia Romo Edelman was overwhelmed by the scale of the damage. What Claudia learnt from the tragedy, would impact her for the rest of her life and shape her career.