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Mexico natural disaster death toll rises to at least 66

Mexico natural disaster death toll rises to at least 66

The natural disaster of magnitude 8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was also registered off Mexico's southern coast just as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia lashed the east.

Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes said two people died in a mudslide related to the storm and that some rivers had risen to near flood stage, but there were no reports of major damage.

The interior department in neighboring Puebla state evacuated 1,500 people to storm shelters as a preventative measures, but reported no serious damage or deaths. President Enrique Pena Nieto said at least 200 people have been injured.

Power was cut at least briefly to more than 1.8 million people.

By the time alarmed residents felt the first shockwaves from the 8.1 magnitude quake, many had already made it onto the streets or into parks, well away from trembling and swaying buildings.

"We are all collapsed, our homes and our people", said Rosa Elba Ortiz Santiago, 43, who sat with her teenage son and more than a dozen neighbors on an assortment of chairs.

The quake was more powerful than the 1985 tremor that hit close to Mexico City and caused thousands of deaths.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says that Tropical Storm Katia is starting to stall over Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains. A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, with three-metre-high waves possible, and other nearby countries.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, has declared three days of national mourning after the strongest quake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale struck off the country in a century that left at least 61 people dead. A third of the homes in Juchitan, Oaxaca, were also toppled or rendered uninhabitable.

Mexico has also had to contend with the approach of Hurricane Katia.

In downtown Juchitan, the remains of brick walls and clay tile roofs cluttered streets as families dragged mattresses onto sidewalks to spend a second anxious night sleeping outdoors. Some were newly homeless, while others feared further aftershocks could topple their cracked adobe dwellings.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Katia's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 75 miles per hour (120 kph), making it a Category 1 storm, but it was still expected to bring life-threatening floods and a risky storm surge off the Gulf of Mexico.

In Juchitan alone, thousands of houses collapsed, the town's authorities said.

A man searches the rubble of his home Saturday in Tecolutla in Mexico's Veracruz state after Hurricane Katia hammered the area Friday night.

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