Dangerous Earthquake kills scores in Mexico city

By : ASHISH SHARMA




Mexico's civil protection unit says the earthquake has claimed at least 216 lives. Earlier, it put the death toll at 248. Dozens of schoolchildren are among the dead. An unaccounted number of people are also speculated to have been trapped under the rubble. Nearly four million people have lost power and several major gas leaks have been reported in the disaster zones, where a state of emergency has been declared. The quake happened on the anniversary of another tremor, which killed tens of thousands of people in Mexico City 32 years ago. This year’s quake came hours after the country practiced drills to mark the anniversary of the 19-85 disaster. Less than two weeks ago, another powerful quake left nearly one hundred people dead in the country’s south.Mexico's civil protection unit says the earthquake has claimed at least 216 lives. Earlier, it put the death toll at 248. Dozens of schoolchildren are among the dead. An unaccounted number of people are also speculated to have been trapped under the rubble. Nearly four million people have lost power and several major gas leaks have been reported in the disaster zones, where a state of emergency has been declared. The quake happened on the anniversary of another tremor, which killed tens of thousands of people in Mexico City 32 years ago. This year’s quake came hours after the country practiced drills to mark the anniversary of the 19-85 disaster. Less than two weeks ago, another powerful quake left nearly one hundred people dead in the country’s south.


Location : Mexico City, Mexico Date : 2017-09-20 12:48:09


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