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Mexico earthquake death toll Rises to 318

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Mexico City
– So far there have been 318 people killed by a 7.1 earthquake on the Richter scale that hit central Mexico last Tuesday, said Luis Felipe Puente, national coordinator of Civil Protection.

Of this total, 180 victims are reported in Mexico City -119 women and 61 men-, 73 in the state of Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in the State of Mexico, 6 in Guerrero, and 1 in Oaxaca.

In the meantime, the reconstruction work continues in some localities of the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, affected by the great quake of September 7 of 8.2 degrees.

President Enrique Peña Nieto called today for calm on the face of the more than 4,000 aftershocks, with some of them that yesterday caused new damages in the aforementioned states and the capital of the country. – Bernama