About 226 lives lost to earthquake in mexico city -press
Reuters, today, 20th of September, has reported thus that the strong quake near Mexico City has killed nothing less than 226 persons, adding that rescuers have been digging through collapsed buildings to identify casualties
According to the report reaching from Mexico, Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 226.
From incident analysis, the magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains and sparked fires less than two weeks after another powerful quake killed at least 98 people in southern Mexico. Many as regarded it as a pretty unfortunate incident as it hit just hours after emergency drills marked the anniversary of a temblor that killed thousands in 1985.
Following the sad occurrence, millions of people fled into the streets, where they weathered the violent shaking and desperately sought word about the welfare of family and friends.
Against this end, emergency personnel in Mexico City, a metropolitan region of about 20 million people, searched frantically with picks and shovels for survivors beneath the rubble of what the sprawling city’s mayor calculated to be as many as 44 collapsed buildings, including at least one primary school.
From the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, it is confirmed late on Tuesday that more than 20 children and two adults had been found dead at the school, adding that another 30 children and 12 adults were missing.