18 September 2021,   11:09
Mexico quake death toll rises to 10

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Mexico has risen to ten.

The 7.4-magnitude quake, which was followed by more than 1 500 aftershocks, was felt in Mexico City, some 700 kilometers away from the epicenter in Oaxaca. It sent people fleeing their homes and workplaces, and forced the closure of an oil refinery.

Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat said that 2 000 homes had been damaged. Earlier, the national civil protection coordinator, David Leon, said 23 people had been injured in the quake.