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Fires reported in buildings in Mexico City after quake, people trapped -official
September 19, 2017 / 7:38 PM / 3 months ago

Fires reported in buildings in Mexico City after quake, people trapped -official

MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - People were trapped inside various buildings that caught fire in Mexico City after a powerful quake violently shook the capital on Tuesday, a civil protection official told local TV.

Mexican TV and social media showed some buildings had collapsed, cars crushed by debris that had been shaken loose of buildings.

The magnitude 7.1 magnitude quake struck close to the town of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla, 123 km (76 miles) southeast of Mexico City, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (Reporting by Mexico City newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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