Posted by on September 19, 2017 11:55 pm
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Categories: Central Mexico Disaster Economy Environment Mexico Mexico City earthquake Miguel Ángel Mancera Natural disasters quake Twitter

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa has said that 44 buildings in Mexico city have collapsed, and potentially hundreds more have been seriously damaged, by Tuesday’s earthquake. The 7.1-magnitude quake shook Central Mexico. With 119 dead at last count, the quake is the deadliest to strike Mexico since the one that killed 5,000 people 32 years ago today…

Over the last few hours, stunning video footage depicting buildings collapsing and smoking billowing from the rubble have appeared on Twitter. Here’s a collection of some of the most dramatic videos.

In one video, what looks like a warehouse suddenly collapses, sending a giant plume of smoke into the sky…

In another, what looks like a residential building crumbles as onlookers cry out “oh my god, oh my god, oh my god…”

In another, passers by can be seen banding together to move debris as they try to free people trapped beneath…

Here’s more footage of the damage in Mexico City.

The quake was centered in Puebla, the state in which Mexico City is based. So far, the majority of casualties have been counted outside the city, but it’s likely that hundreds – if not thousands – more bodies will be found in the coming days as the cleanup effort begins in earnest.

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