Death toll from Mexico earthquake climbs to 38

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-09 03:39:55|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The number of victims from a 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexico on Thursday night has climbed to 38, authorities confirmed on Friday.

The epicenter of the earthquake was registered 133 km southeast of the coast of Chiapas, but was felt as far away as Mexico City 700 km away, where the emblematic Angel of Independence wobbled from side to side.

The greatest impact was felt in the southern state of Oaxaca, where buildings and infrastructure collapsed, leaving 25 people dead, according to state governor Alejandro Murat.

Another 10 people died in Chiapas, according to governor Manuel Velasco.

The final three victims were children, who died in the state of Tabasco, as confirmed by governor Arturo Nunez in talking to the press.

Mexico City, which remembers the tragic earthquake of 1985 in which thousands died, saw scenes of panic as people emptied houses, buildings, shops and hotels to take to the streets. However, despite some superficial damage, no casualties were reported.