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Pakistan condoles loss of lives in Mexico quake

12 September 2017, 12:32 | Colleen Roy

Mexico earthquake: Tsunami warnings triggered, 5 killed

Death toll rises to 58 in Mexican quake

Nieto said 45 deaths had been reported in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco.

The 8.2-magnitude quake was felt by about 50 million people across the country.

According to the President, Mexico was faced with the strongest registered in the country over at least the last 100 years quake, noted by the media.

One of the deadliest quake experienced by Mexico in over 8 decades.

The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but this time, damage to the city was limited.

Nieto has declared a day of mourning, saying flags would fly at half mast out of respect for the dead and bereaved.

Alejandro Murat, the state governor, said 23 deaths were registered in Oaxaca, 17 of them in Juchitan.




The worst-hit city is Juchitan, in the southern state of Oaxaca, where at least 36 bodies were pulled from ruins, and a large number of buildings collapsed, including the city's town hall.

Guatemala was also hit by this natural disaster; the president says they have lost at least one other life.

The natural disaster triggered tsunami waves as high as 3.3 feet at the port of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca, according to the US National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning.

In a tweet by President Enrique Peña Nieto, the premier offered timely condolences to all the families who have lost their lives in the natural disaster thus far. The warning was later lifted. Throughout Friday, there were several after shocks hitting the region.

Pope Francis, addressing an open air Mass on a visit to Colombia, said he was praying "for those who have lost their lives and their families".

The natural disaster of magnitude 8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was also registered off Mexico's southern coast just as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia lashed the east.

Videos on social media showed significant tremors in various parts of the country, as well as major damage to buildings and infrastructure.



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