Death Toll Rises After Mexico Earthquake

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, September 21, 2017

The major 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Mexico on Tuesday has killed 230 people.

A private school collapsed killing 21 children and four adults.

Rescue efforts are continuing and the death toll could rise.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump has offered assistance.

The earthquake struck 123 km from Mexico City, in Puebla state.

In Mexico City, more than 40 buildings completely collapsed.

The Mexican president declared three days of national mourning to honor earthquake victims.

This was the second major earthquake to hit Mexico in two weeks.

This is the deadliest earthquake to hit Mexico in 30 years.



The Team

© Wx Centre