Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises to 248

Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises to 248
Tigres' fans contribute with relief aid for the victims of the earthquake of 8.2 degrees on September 8, 2017 in Oaxaca, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on September 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Julio Cesar AGUILAR

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday has surged to 248 people, the head of the national disaster response agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said on Twitter.

The dead included at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed on Mexico City’s south side during the 7.1-magnitude quake, authorities said.

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