Deadly earthquake hits Mexico (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
A powerful 7.1 earthquake has jolted central Mexico leaving scores of people dead and causing the collapse of hundreds of buildings.
READ MORE: Over 200 dead as powerful 7.1 earthquake destroys buildings in central Mexico
20 September 201707:37 GMT
Integrantes de @PoliciaFedMx mantienen trabajos de búsqueda y rescate tras #sismo#FuerzaMexico ¡Corazón y convicción! pic.twitter.com/OzNgeRdH29— Policía Federal Mx (@PoliciaFedMx) September 20, 2017
- 07:04 GMT
Mexico’s Civil Protection Agency has lowered the death toll to 216, the agency’s head Luis Felipe Puente said on Twitter.
- 06:29 GMT
Ayúdanos a identificar los daños estructurales en construcciones en la siguiente liga: https://t.co/jEXCmdCBbZpic.twitter.com/XovFX4lvAR— gob.mx (@gobmx) September 20, 2017
- 06:18 GMT
The death toll from Mexico’s earthquake continues to rise, as the National Civil Protection Agency said at least 248 people been killed by the disaster.
The biggest losses were reported in Mexico City (117), followed by the state of Morelos (72) and the city of Puebla (43). Casualties were also reported in the states of Mexico, Guerrero and Oaxaca.
#HastaElMomento se reportan 248 fallecidos: 72 en #Morelos, 117 en #CDMX, 43 en #Puebla, 12 en #Edoméx, 3 en #Guerrero y 1 en #Oaxaca.— Luis Felipe Puente (@LUISFELIPE_P) September 20, 2017
- 06:10 GMT
Mexico’s Civil Protection Agency said that the death toll has reached 226, including 117 in Mexico City.
#Actualización, al momento se reportan 226 fallecidos: 55 en #Morelos, 117 en #CDMX, #39 en #Puebla, 12 en #Edoméx y 3 en #Guerrero.— Luis Felipe Puente (@LUISFELIPE_P) September 20, 2017
- 05:47 GMT
The death toll in Mexico’s earthquake has risen to 224, Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said, as cited by local media.
- 05:09 GMT
Mexico’s Education Secretary, Aurelio Nuño, confirmed that at least 30 people, most of them children, lost their lives after the elementary school collapsed in southern Mexico City, he told Imagen Televisión. Eleven people were rescued from under the rubble. Nuño added that rescuers aided by volunteers will continue to search for survivors.
Nombres de rescatados en la escuela Enrique Rebsamen RT para que sus padres sepan dónde están pic.twitter.com/8jKPnaUd1L— Noticiasmx360 (@NoticiasMX360) 20 сентября 2017 г.
- 04:05 GMT
Twenty children and two adults died in a destroyed elementary school in Mexico City, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, told FORO TV, as he visited the school. Thirty children remain uncounted for, he added.
Así continúan las labores de rescate esta noche en el Colegio Enrique Rébsamen, en la zona de Coapa, en #CDMXpic.twitter.com/NNoIFuZiax— Noticieros Televisa (@NTelevisa_com) 20 сентября 2017 г.
The rescue operation, which is under way at the school’s premises, is continuing into the night.
- 03:29 GMT
A total of 11 aftershocks had been registered by 8.30pm local time [1:30 am GMT] following the quake, the most powerful of them measuring 4-magnitude, Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported on Twitter.