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Devastating Earthquake Hits Mexico


The magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico on Tuesday left behind a mounting death toll and extensive damages in infrastructure, Reuters reports. Hundreds of soldiers, fire-fighters and volunteers worked overnight to rescue trapped and injured survivors. Power remained out in much of the city overnight, and was restored in 90% of the areas affected on Wednesday. It is not yet clear whether petrochemical facilities and refineries were damaged by the earthquake, but PEMMEX, the state owned oil company, put into place emergency protocols.