Rescuers try to free people trapped under rubble in Mexican town where 17 people were killed during massive earthquake which destroyed entire streets

Friday, September 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

Footage shows the shocking aftermath of an earthquake that hit a Mexican town
At least 17 people were killed in Juchitan in Oaxaca state after quake last night
Video captured the morning after shows how buildings were reduced to rubble
Officials say some are trapped inside collapsed buildings amid fears death toll will climb

8 September 2017

This was the scene of devastation after buildings were reduced to rubble in a town where 17 people were killed in one of Mexico’s biggest ever earthquakes.

Homes and businesses were laid to waste as fierce 8.1-magnitude tremors rattled Juchitan in Mexico’s Oaxaca state.
Sections of the town hall, a hotel and a bar collapsed and authorities say there are still people trapped under rubble at least 17 have died.

Eerie footage taken the morning after the earthquake struck shows how entire streets were destroyed while video taken in its immediate aftermath show rescue workers desperately searching for victims.

Luis Felipe, the federal civil protection coordinator, told Televisa TV that there are still ‘collapsed houses with people inside’.

At least 32 people were killed after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake, one of the biggest recorded in Mexico, struck off the country’s southern coast late on Thursday.

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