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Mexico City earthquake: At least 248 people dead after huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes capital

Sept 20,Mexico City: The death toll following the devastating Mexico earthquake has risen to 248, according to the country's civil protectoin agency.

Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong had earlier said the total was at least 226, but this was quickly revised on Wednesday morning.

Central Mexico was struck by a 7.1 magnitude quake yesterday evening and a citywide recovery operation is currently underway in the capital.