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More than 200 dead as 7.1 magnitude quake hits Mexico

More than 200 dead as 7.1 magnitude quake hits Mexico

Measured at a strength of 8.2, this quake is more powerful but less deadly than the one 32 years ago that killed thousands.

Initial reports showed the worst-hit area was the state of Morelos, just south of Mexico City.

Officials say so far at least 217 people have been killed with at least 44 buildings destroyed.

At least 200 people are dead after a strong natural disaster hit central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon. Just hours before the latest quake, many people took part in drills and commemorative events. Rescue workers are digging through rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors.

At least 37 people were killed when Enrique Rébsamen elementary school collapsed in Mexico City.

At least 25 people, most of whom were children, died inside a private school that collapsed in the quake.

Hours after a magnitude 7.1 quake hit Mexico, President Donald Trump said that the United States is standing with its southern neighbor and will be there for them.

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The exchanges of firing between the Indian soldiers and the Pakistan terrorists continued till Friday morning. Panic has gripped scores of border residents living in villages close to the global border of R.S.

Rescuers are continuing to search for survivors with footage from the capital Mexico City showing volunteers joining the effort.

The death toll had originally been feared to be higher, but the head of Mexico's civil protection agency has since revised the figure to 216. Bystanders joined in where they could, clearing debris with their bare hands or whatever tools they could find nearby.

This video shot from a high-rise building in Mexico City shows dust emanating from the rubble after the powerful quake ravaged buildings to the ground. About two million people in the capital were left without electricity and phone lines were down in many areas.

Leaders have sent messages of support to Mexico.

President Donald Trump said on Twitter: "God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you".

Garza, who lives in Mexico City, said he and his colleague then looked out the window and "within a few minutes you started to see buildings collapse".

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