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Mexico quake: Death toll rises to 96

Monitoring Desk

MEXICO CITY: Death toll rose to 96 in the Mexico earth quake as the rescue teams continue to recovered bodies from the rubbles.

The earthquake on Thursday has destroyed everything in the area and it was the strongest earthquake of the history, the latest deaths were reported in the southern state of Oaxaca.

At least 12,000 homes were damaged and called on those affected to make their own way to shelters because it was proving impossible to distribute aid house by house said by Oaxaca┬┤s governor Alejandro Murat.

Mexican seismological authorities measured the quake at 8.2, making it a magnitude greater than the 8.1 quake that killed 10,000 people in Mexico City in 1985.

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