More Than 200 Dead After Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Dozens of Children Still Missing

Mexico media have reported that more than 200 people are dead after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico Tuesday afternoon.

The ordeal struck on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest quake to ever strike the country’s capital.

The earthquake struck about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City but caused extensive damage there, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who did a flyover of the city Tuesday afternoon.

Among the dead are at least 22 people, including students and at least two adults, from a collapsed primary school in the south of the city. Pena Nieto visited the school late Tuesday. He said the 22 bodies have been recovered but that 30 children and eight adults are still missing.

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