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Photos: Powerful earthquake rocks Mexico

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday has surged to 248 people, the head of the national disaster response agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said on Twitter.

The dead included at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed on Mexico City’s south side during the 7.1-magnitude quake, authorities said.

Rescuers look for survivors in a multistory building flattened by a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
A devastating quake in Mexico on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, according to official tallies, with a preliminary 30 deaths recorded in the capital where rescue efforts were still going on. / AFP PHOTO
rescuers with a crane look for survivors in a multistory building flattened by a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
A devastating quake in Mexico on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, according to official tallies, with a preliminary 30 deaths recorded in the capital where rescue efforts were still going on. / AFP PHOTO
Rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble after an earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
The number of people killed in a devastating earthquake that struck Mexico City and nearby regions has risen to 138, the government said. / AFP
Rescue teams work at the RÈbsamen school in Mexico City early morning on September 20, 2017.
The number of people killed in a devastating earthquake that struck Mexico City and nearby regions has risen to 138, the government said. / AFP


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