Death Toll in Powerful Mexico Earthquake Surges to 224

تم نشره في Wed 20 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Emergency workers in Mexico working on the rubbles of the earthquake - (ABC)

AMMAN — The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday has surged to 224 people, including 117 in the capital, Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong has said.

The dead include at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed on Mexico City's south side during the 7.1-magnitude quake, authorities said.

The earthquake toppled buildings in the capital, sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

Rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City home to 20 million people clawed through the rubble of at least 49 collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies.