Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dozens killed as powerful earthquake jolts Mexico

Dozens killed as powerful earthquake jolts Mexico
At least 149 people were killed as a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central part of Mexico on Tuesday, the EFE news agency reported citing information from local authorities.

According to the agency, 54 people were killed in the state of Morelos, 13 - in the state of Puebla, eight - in the state of Mexico and four in the capital, Mexico City. Mexico City Governor Miguel Angel Mancera said rescuers keep clearing the rubble, under which people may still be trapped.

"We do not rule out that survivors will be found where rescue works are now being carried out," Mancera said in a Milenio channel broadcast, adding that at least 29 buildings were destroyed during the earthquake.

Mexico's state-owned power company CFE said electricity at least 3.8 million customers were left without electrical power as a result of the disaster.

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  1. At least 204 people died in a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rattled Mexico on Tuesday, the Milenio channel reported.


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