Death Toll Continues to Rise in Mexico Following Country’s Strongest Earthquake in a Century

(Accu Weather) — An 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico and Guatemala late Thursday night, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck off the coast of Chiapas, a state in the southern part of the country.

At least 32 people are dead in the states of Oaxava, Chiapas and Tabasco, with the death toll expected to rise, according to the Associated Press.

Mexico’s National Seismological Service says believes the quake could have killed about 400 people.

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