Strongest earthquake in 35 years hits Mexico City

The interior minister says the death toll has now risen to 224 people, half of those in the capital. Entire buildings in the capital were destroyed and bystanders had to become first responders, clearing away rubble to rescue those buried underneath.

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Alasdair Baverstock MA is an award-winning multimedia foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, with more than five years of experience covering Latin America. Originally from London, and with full NCTJ certification, he specialises in news and feature journalism for print, radio and television. His work has previously been used as set-texts in British A-Level examinations. He currently works as CGTN America's Mexico correspondent, and has formerly published work in TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, The Atlantic, Penthouse, Fox News, BBC, Daily Telegraph, TRT World, and others.


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