Death Toll from Massive Earthquake in Mexico Rises to 250 People

Mexico City, September 21 (RHC)-- In Mexico, the death toll from the massive, magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 250 people, as rescue workers continue to search for missing people amid the rubble.

The earthquake struck just hours after residents participated in an earthquake preparedness drill marking the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 earthquake that killed 10,000 people. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has declared three days of national mourning.

Tuesday’s quake caused dozens of buildings and at least one school to collapse. On Wednesday, residents gathered at the site of collapsed buildings, hoping for news about their missing family members.

Edited by Ed Newman



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