In pictures: Earthquake in Mexico
An earthquake of 7.1 degrees shook the center of the Aztec country, resulting in landslides and more than 200 deaths.
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The only thing worse than a historical tragedy is its repetition. Just 32 years after the devastating 1985 earthquake, Mexico City succumbs again to the power of the earth's movements.
Some 40 buildings have collapsed, including a primary school in which 32 children and 5 adults died, according to official sources.
Rescue activities have continued since the moment of the movement and have lasted overnight, amid housing debris and an impressive mobilization of the community.