Mexico City gets unsteadily back on its feet after quake


Mexico City gets unsteadily back on its feet after quake

Many Mexicans remember "miracle" rescues a week after a 1985 quake that killed more than 10,000 people in the capital, spurring hopes that people might yet be pulled out alive.

Now, she is in Mexico City, working hard as any rescue worker after a devastating quake has damaged the capital, killing at least 245 residents and injuring more than 2,000.

A 6.1 magnitude quake occurred Saturday morning near Oaxaca, 275 miles southeast of Mexico City.

A bridge collapsed near the town of Juchitan, Oaxaca, already hit hard by a September 7 quake that killed almost 100 people.

This new quake, whose epicenter was farther from the capital than that of 19 September, a 7.1-magnitude, was felt in Mexico city, but the civil protection said it had been no damage in the immediate future.

A child prays in front a street altar near a collapsed building in Amsterdam Street in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

More than 300 people were reportedly killed in Tuesday's quake; while nearly 100 died in the September 8 temblor.

As another aftershock jolted south-western Mexico on Sunday (local time), the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 natural disaster climbed to 320 people.

Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 quake has reached 318, with more than half of those in the capital.

Outside, electrical cables shook and some buildings swayed.

"You said you would be with me always", his daughter, Claudia Ponce, 30, told him.

Mexico City's mayor, the education minister and the top official for the district all traded blame after reports that the Enrique Rebsamen primary school operated using false documents.

A large mass has been held for the victims of Mexico's earthquakes, as the death toll has risen to 320 people and the search continues for those beneath the rubble.

"We hope to make an orderly process for the people for reconstruction so they understand that there is an efficient process in place for rebuilding people's houses", he said.

Two powerful 4.1 magnitude earthquakes have struck off the southwest coast of Mexico near Paredón, Chiapas, according to according to US Geological Survey.

In her career, Frida has located 12 people alive beneath the rubble. Some buildings with previous damage collapsed.

Frustration has grown among the thousands left homeless by Tuesday's quake with critics saying the government reaction pales in comparison to an outpouring of volunteer support, from rescue work to food donations.