Mexico City, Mexico has a population of 8.85 million. Please pray for the millions of people who will be affected by this devastating earthquake. Heartbreaking…

At least 49 people are dead after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico leaving buildings shaking and sending people fleeing into the street.

The tremor hit just hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.

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Today’s quake hit near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, at a depth of 32 miles, the US Geological Survey said.

Rescuers lower and injured man (left) from a collapsed building. After the rescue they fell silent again, to better hear other trapped people. The body of a woman caught in the rubble is seen below. It is not known whether or not the woman pictured below survived the earthquake.

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Horrifying images coming out of the country’s capital show rubble strewn across roads and enormous chunks of collapsed buildings laying on the ground with hundreds of terrified locals fleeing onto the streets.

Amidst the chaos, there were also some joyous moments as these construction workers rescued two people from the rubble:

People in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City briefly celebrate after rescuing two people from a building that collapsed during the earthquake

As structures fell around her, local resident Georgina Sanchez, 52, said: ‘I’m so worried. I can’t stop crying. It’s the same nightmare as in 1985.’

The earthquake struck 5 miles southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles

In the capital Mexico City, thousands of people streamed out of buildings into the streets in a panic filling the plaza around the Independence Monument with a mass of people.

Traffic came to a standstill as masses of workers blocked streets while clouds of dust rose from fallen facades.

The impact of the quake ripped buildings to pieces with materials torn from structures by the force of the tremor

It comes just days after a powerful 8.1 quake hit Mexico killing at least 98 people. –Daily Mail



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