Officials in Mexico put the official deathtoll at 217 on Wednesday, though that number is almost certain to rise, as rescuers continued to pull people from the rubble of collapsed buildings caused by Tuesday’s massive earthquake.
As Reuters reports:
On the anniversary of the horrific 1985 earthquake that killed at least 5,000 people, Mexico City on Tuesday was rocked by yet another powerful quake that destroyed buildings and forced thousands to pour into the streets for safety.
The U.S. Geological Survey placed the quake’s preliminary magnitude at 7.1. More than 200 people have reportedly been killed, and rescuers are still searching the rubble for survivors.
CBS News reported from Mexico City:
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