Death toll from earthquake in Mexico rises

Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:25 - Written by Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican federal authorities say the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico has been raised to 230, after the number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100.

The nation's capital bore the brunt of the deaths and damage in Tuesday's quake, but it has also been the scene of dramatic rescues.

On Wednesday, a man who had spent more than 24 hours in the rubble of a partly collapsed apartment building was pulled alive from the precarious structure. The president of the borough where the first two floors of a multi-story building pancaked identified the man as Jose Luis Ponce.