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Death toll rises to 325

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):

The death toll from last week's magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico has crept up to 325.

Civil Defence chief Luis Felipe Puente says in a tweet that 186 of the deaths occurred in Mexico City. Seventy-four died in the state of Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in the State of Mexico, six in Guerrero, and one in Oaxaca. The quake was centred in Puebla state, southeast of Mexico City.

At least 96 people also died in a 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit off the southern Mexican coast on September 7.