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At least 90 died in this week’s massive earthquake in Mexico – authorities

Mexican officials now say at least 90 people have died in the historic earthquake that struck the southern part of the country. Oaxaca state governor Alejandro Murat said Sunday that 71 people have died in his state.

At least 19 are reported dead in two neighboring states. Some people continued to sleep outside, fearful of more collapses, as strong aftershocks continued to rattle the town of Juchitan, including a magnitude 5.2 jolt early Sunday. Some prompted rescue workers to pause in their labor.

Local officials said they had counted nearly 800 aftershocks of all sizes since late Thursday’s big quake, and the US Geological Survey counted nearly 60 with a magnitude of 4.5 or greater. (The Associated Press)

 

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