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Over 200 Killed As 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico City

21 September 2017, 12:41 | Virginia Benson

7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico City

As many as 226 people are now feared to have died in the incident, which saw damage to more than 100 buildings in the centre of Mexico City.

The magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains and sparked fires less than two weeks after another powerful quake killed at least 98 people in southern Mexico.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was centred near Raboso in Puebla state, 76 miles (123km) southeast of Mexico City, but the shaking in the capital was nearly as intense.

The quake struck Mexico on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 tremblor that killed almost 5000 people. President Enrique Pena Nieto said 27 buildings had collapsed or partially collapsed there. Thousands of people fled into the streets and early Wednesday rescue workers were still digging through mounds of rubble, looking for survivors. In Mexico City, there were power outages and more than 40 buildings collapsed crushing cars and trapping people inside. The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted that he has ordered the evacuation of hospitals that have suffered damage.

People clear the rubble in Mexico City.

The Mexican community in Winnipeg is anxious for family and friends back home after a devastating natural disaster that rocked Mexico's capital Tuesday, killing more than 200 people, including children.

The epicentre of 's quake was in Puebla, South-East of the capital Mexico City.

He emphasised that many people will need help, but that the priority has to be finding people who are trapped in the collapsed buildings.

People left their homes and offices and were in severe denial of returning back into structures, in the fear that they may collapse at any moment.

The teenager was allegedly spotted buying first-aid kits in a Mexico City Walmart following the natural disaster.

He added that he saw a woman fainting as 'people started to run'. "We are with you and will be there for you", Trump said.

He said there were 49 deaths in Mexico City.

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