Mexico City, Sep 12 (IANS) The death toll from the recent magnitude-8.2 earthquake that rocked southern Mexico rose to 95 on Monday, the government of the southern state of Oaxaca said.Also Read - Texas Border Crossing Where Migrants Made Camp to Reopen
Citing Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat, Xinhua reported that 76 people died in the state, with most of them in the region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where the worst impact was felt. Also Read - Videos Show Buildings Swaying, Power Outages in Mexico After Massive Quake; Tsunami Alert Sounded | WATCH
Murat said that about 800,000 inhabitants of 41 municipalities in Oaxaca are affected by the most intense earthquake the country has suffered in the last century. Also Read - Brave Woman Fights Off 10-Ft-Long Crocodile, Repeatedly Punches It in Face to Protect Her Identical Twin Sister
Another 15 people were killed in the neighbouring Chiapas state and four others in Tabasco, Mexico’s civil defence chief Luis Felipe said earlier.
The powerful earthquake struck off Mexico’s southern coast late Thursday night.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed.