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Desperate search for survivors after second Mexico earthquake

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 00:52

Rescue crews and volunteers search the rubble for survivors after a powerful earthquake struck Mexico City for the second time this month. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through the rubble for survivors in central Mexico on Tuesday (September 19), where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to over 200 people. The magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains and sparked fires less than two weeks after another powerful quake killed at least 98 people in southern Mexico. It also hit just hours after emergency drills marked the anniversary of a tremor that killed thousands in 1985. As many as 4.6 million homes, businesses and other facilities lost electricity, according to national power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad, including 40 percent of homes in Mexico City.

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Desperate search for survivors after second Mexico earthquake

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 00:52