More than 200 dead in Mexico natural disaster

How to reach loved ones in Mexico after the major earthquake

AT LEAST 248 people died in Mexico City and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, officials said following a powerful quake which killed scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings, CNN reports.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City.

The dead included at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed on Mexico City's south side during the 7.1-magnitude quake, authorities said.

Donald Trump, President of United States of America, shared a message on Twitter and said, "God bless the people of Mexico City".

January 21, 2003: Magnitude 7.8 quake strikes western and central Mexico, killing at least 28 people, injuring 300 and leaving 10,000 homeless, many of them in the state of Colima.

Calling the quake "devastating", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a tweet that Canada is ready to help "our friends" in Mexico.

Obie Fernandez via CNN    
     People searching rubble of fallen building in Mexico City
Obie Fernandez via CNN People searching rubble of fallen building in Mexico City

At least 217 people died in Mexico City - the country's capital - and in the states of Puebla, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Morelos, officials said.

The Associated Press report that dozens of buildings have collapsed so far, including more than 40 in Mexico City alone.

Hundreds of emergency workers spent the night pulling rubble from the ruins of the grade school with their bare hands under the glare of floodlights. According to our sources, located in Queretaro 400 km away from the epicenter, they could still feel the natural disaster even from that distance. Amidst the chaos, Juan Magana, a man who was vacationing in Mexico City say luckily the damage to his hotel wasn't severe, but he did witness several people in distress.

"It's very hard", said Aline Tezcucano, a board member of the Mex Y Can Association who has friends and family in Mexico.

The disaster arrived just weeks after another powerful quake left nearly 100 people dead in Mexico. The disaster came as Mexico was still reeling from a powerful tremor that killed almost 100 people in the south of the country less than two weeks ago.




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