Death Toll In Mexico Earthquake Rises Above 200

Powerful earthquake jolts Mexico, sways buildings in capital

Powerful earthquake jolts Mexico, sways buildings in capital

The quake hit five miles (eight km) southeast of Atencingo in the state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles (51 km), USGS said. At least 22 children and two adults were found dead, while 30 children and 12 adults remain missing, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said. When the shaking began, children and teachers filed out rapidly and no one was hurt, she said.

A 7.1 magnitude natural disaster hit the Mexico last night, killing 224 people, including 20 children who died because the ceiling of their school collapsed on them. In Mexico City, there were power outages and collapsed buildings, Telemundo reported.

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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. Social media immediately showed us the panic and fear people felt as buildings shook and collapsed near them.

In addition, a delegation of 50 soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command is scheduled to leave for to Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon to assist in the aftermath of the natural disaster. Earlier in the month, an 8.1 magnitude-earthquake left 90 dead.

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The video is echoed by a number of others filmed across Mexico City as the terrifying quake tore through churches, hospitals and schools.

Rescue workers along with some civilians put in a desperate shift trying to clear out the rubble and rescue survivors.

People stand inside a Mexico City building that collapsed in the quake.

"The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people who are still trapped and to give medical attention to the injured people", he said late Tuesday.

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