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Desperate Rescuers Dig Through Rubble After Powerful Mexico Quake
The deadly earthquake toppled buildings in the heavily populated capital and forced thousands of people into the streets in panic.
People who fled office buildings as they swayed, gather along Reforma Avenue after an earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday.
Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217.
Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.
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