Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90


Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90

Authors: TheIndianSubcontinent News Agency

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90

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At least 90 people have died in Thursday's 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, officials have confirmed.

A government spokesman said 71 people had been killed in the south-west state of Oaxaca alone.

Hundreds of families have reportedly been camping in the streets, afraid of the dangers of aftershocks. The Mexican Seismological Service said 721 had been recorded since the initial tremor.

The earthquake was the strongest the country has seen in a century.

On Friday, the country's east coast was also hit by tropical storm Katia.

Two people died in mudslides after heavy rain fall.

Image copyright Image caption People were killed in the Xalapa neighbourhood after tropical storm Katia hit the country's east Image copyright Image caption Thousands were left without power after the storm dissipated inland on Saturday Image copyright EPA Image caption On the other side of the country, rescuers continued to search for quake survivors in the rubble throughout Saturday Image copyright AFP Image caption Centres with emergency provisions have been set up for survivors Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Mourners pictured at a funeral of 85-year-old Casimiro Rey, killed in the earthquake Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption Sifting through the rubble in Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption Most of the confirmed deaths are concentrated in Oaxaca Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption Volunteers and emergency workers sort through supplies