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Salma Hayek Gets Emotional About Surviving A Mexican Earthquake That Killed Thousands

"A lot of friends died."

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The devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Mexico, has reportedly killed over 225 people and left nearly 1900 people injured.

This is the second major earthquake Mexico has experienced this month.
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This is the second major earthquake Mexico has experienced this month.

And for Mexican-native actress Salma Hayek, the natural disaster hit home in more ways than one.

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On Wednesday, The Hitman's Bodyguard star posted an emotional video to her Instagram on Wednesday opening up about the time she survived a massive Mexican earthquake that killed thousands.

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She posted two videos with the same message, one in English and one in Spanish.

"After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, I was evacuated from my building," Salma said in the video.

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"A lot of friends died, including an uncle that was very, very close to me.”

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"I have lived through the aftermath of a disaster of this magnitude and it’s horrific."

A photo taken September 21, 1985 shows rescue workers evacuating wounded people from the rubble of the hotel Regis in Mexico City, after an earthquake leveled parts of the city killing up to 30.000 people, on September 19, 1985.
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A photo taken September 21, 1985 shows rescue workers evacuating wounded people from the rubble of the hotel Regis in Mexico City, after an earthquake leveled parts of the city killing up to 30.000 people, on September 19, 1985.

"I am starting a Crowdrise to try to raise money to help families who are going through this nightmare right now in Mexico.”

"I implore to your hearts… to your compassion to help. Anything that you can give will make a big difference. I will match the first $100,000 that are donated.”
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"I implore to your hearts… to your compassion to help. Anything that you can give will make a big difference. I will match the first $100,000 that are donated.”

Salma's Crowdrise has reached over $270K by 2,874 people in just one day.

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