World Death toll in Mexico quake rises to 96

22:20  11 september  2017
22:20  11 september  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Strongest quake 'since 1985' strikes off Mexican coast

  Strongest quake 'since 1985' strikes off Mexican coast Strongest quake 'since 1985' strikes off Mexican coastThere were no immediate reports of major damage.

Authorities recovered more bodies Monday from the rubble of the Mexico ’s huge earthquake, bringing the death toll to 96 as the president prepares to visit the worst-hit region, his office said. UPDATED: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 32.

The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck Mexico on Thursday night has risen to at least 90. Relief efforts in the south continued through Saturday, after the strong 8.1 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Chiapas on Thursday.

Soldiers serve breakfast to people sheltering at a technology school after their homes were destroyed or damaged in Thursday's magnitude 8.1 earthquake, in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)© The Associated Press Soldiers serve breakfast to people sheltering at a technology school after their homes were destroyed or damaged in Thursday's magnitude 8.1 earthquake, in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

JUCHITAN, Mexico — The official death toll in Mexico's 8.1 magnitude earthquake rose to 96 on Monday as more deaths were confirmed in the hard-hit southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said 95 people had died nationwide in Thursday's quake. Chiapas state civil defense director Luis Manuel Garcia Moreno said later that the number of deaths there had risen from 15 to 16.

Death toll rises to 90 after Mexico earthquake

  Death toll rises to 90 after Mexico earthquake Government cargo planes flew in supplies and troops began distributing boxes of food to jittery survivors of an earthquake that destroyed a large part of Juchitan and killed at least 37 people here, even as officials on Sunday raised the nationwide death toll to 90.Some people continued to sleep outside, fearful of more collapses, as strong aftershocks continued to rattle the town, 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, andSome people continued to sleep outside, fearful of more collapses, as strong aftershocks continued to rattle the town, including a magnitude 5.2 jolt early Sunday.

Relatives and friends accompany to the cemetery the remains of a victim of Thursday night's 8.2-magnitude quake , in Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico , on September 10, 2017. The death toll from the quake rose to 96 after more bodies were recovered Monday.

Oaxaca state governor Alejandro Murat told local television on Monday that the death toll in his state had risen to 76. The quake , the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades, was stronger than a 1985 temblor that killed thousands in Mexico City.

Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat told the Milenio television network that the death toll in his state alone has risen to 76. Officials have reported four people died in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

The Foreign Relations Department said the quake and Hurricane Katia, which struck Friday, have forced Mexico to withdraw an offer of aid for Houston, Texas, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey in August. At least two deaths were blamed on Katia.

The U.S. had thanked Mexico for the offer and said only logistical aid was needed. The Mexican Red Cross said 33 of its volunteers were helping out in Houston.

Mexico said it would now dedicate its efforts to its own disasters.

About 5,000 homes in Chiapas were completely destroyed. Officials were still inspecting homes in Oaxaca, where more were likely damaged.

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  Major earthquake shakes Mexico City A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday.The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue.

The 6.9-magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico 's Chiapas state on Monday.

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Teams of soldiers and federal police with shovels and sledgehammers fanned out across neighborhoods to help demolish damaged buildings. Volunteers, many teens from religious or community groups in surrounding towns that were not as severely hit, turned out in force to distribute water and clothing or lend a hand.

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A handful of salvaged items sit in front of what remains of a home destroyed by Thursday's magnitude 8.1 earthquake, in Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Officials in Oaxaca and Chiapas states said thousands of houses and hundreds of schools had been damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)© The Associated Press A handful of salvaged items sit in front of what remains of a home destroyed by Thursday's magnitude 8.1 earthquake, in Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Officials in Oaxaca and Chiapas states said thousands of houses and hundreds of schools had been damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexican F1 track undamaged by quake, race to go ahead .
<p>Mexican Grand Prix organizers say next month's Formula One race in Mexico City will go ahead as planned despite the capital being hit by its deadliest earthquake in three decades.</p>Marketing head Rodrigo Sanchez told reporters that the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in the southeast of the city was not damaged.

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