At least 139 people are killed after devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico City, triggering explosions, collapsing buildings and sending people fleeing into the street

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
By Paul Martin

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Tremor hit hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake
Horrifying images coming out of country’s capital show rubble and chunks of buildings strewn across roads
It came on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that hit the country in 1985, killing thousands
Local resident Georgina Sanchez said: ‘I’m so worried. I can’t stop crying. It’s the same nightmare as in 1985’
So far, 119 people have been reported killed nationwide as a result of the earthquake

By JAMES WILKINSON
DAILYMAIL.COM
19 September 2017

At least 119 people are dead after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico, causing gas line explosions, toppling buildings and forcing thousands to be evacuated into the street.

The tremor hit just hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.

Today’s quake hit near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, at a depth of 32 miles, the US Geological Survey said.

Horrifying images coming out of the country’s capital show rubble strewn across roads and enormous chunks of collapsed buildings laying on the ground with hundreds of terrified locals fleeing onto the streets.

As structures fell around her, local resident Georgina Sanchez, 52, said: ‘I’m so worried. I can’t stop crying. It’s the same nightmare as in 1985.’

It comes just days after another powerful quake – measuring 8.1 – hit Mexico, killing at least 98 people.

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