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Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 355

Death Toll for September 19's earthquake reaches 355 people
By The News · 29 of September 2017 14:54:46
Workers shovel papers and debris off the top of the rubble of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, Workers shovel papers and debris off the top of the rubble of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Search teams were still digging through dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors after the Sept. 19 quake.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell), photo: AP/Rebecca Blackwell

The National Civil Protection coordinator, Luis Felipe Puente, has reported that 355 people have died throughout the country due to the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook the center of Mexico on September 19, 2017.

He went on to explain how many had died in each region. In Mexico City alone the number had already reached 214 people. For Morelos it was 74, 45 for Puebla, 15 in the State of Mexico, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

“TOTAL 355 deceased by #Earthquake 19/09/17: CDMX: 214, Morelos: 74; Puebla: 45; Edoméx: 15; Guerrero: 6; Oaxaca: 1” he wrote in his Twitter account @LUISFELIPE_P.