55 dead, buildings collapses in Mexico earthquake.




A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico on today killing at least 55 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic.

The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country’s south, and it occurred as Mexicans commemorated the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed thousands.

The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent people throughout the city fleeing from homes and offices, and many people remained in the streets for hours, fearful of returning to the structures.

Rescue workers rushed to the site of damaged or collapsed buildings in the capital.