The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Mexico has risen to 282, according to officials, who said rescue efforts still continued three days after the country’s deadliest earthquake in a decade.
The seven-point-one-magnitude earthquake, which struck Latin American country on Tuesday, devastated parts of Mexico City and badly hit the states of Morelos and Puebla.
The quake toppled at least 50 buildings only in the capital, including an elementary school with about 400 students in the south of Mexico City and injured two thousand people. About 50 people have been pulled out alive from under the rubble so far.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria barreled toward the Turks and Caicos today after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, caused flooding, devastated economies, and left at least 32 people dead.