Mexico quake death toll hits 337

Mexico quake death toll hits 337

NEW YORK, (APP/AA): The death toll from last week's magnitude- 7.1 earthquake in Mexico has risen to 337, officials said.


The casualties include 198 in the capital Mexico City, head of National Civil Defense, Luis Felipe Puente said in a tweet.


There were 74 dead in Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in Edomex, 6 in Guerrero and 1 in Oaxaca, Puente said.


Mexico was struck by a powerful earthquake on Sept. 19 near the capital, killing hundreds and damaging thousands of buildings.


It followed on the heels of a massive magnitude-8.2 temblor on Sept. 8 the most powerful the country has seen in the last three decades, which killed nearly 100 people.