Lives and properties have being lost following the earthquake that struck the city of Mexico on Tuesday
The number of people dead from the earthquake increased from 149 to 224 today, including 117 persons from the capital.
Mexican authorities said the dead included at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed on Mexico City south side during the quake.
He said that rescue teams are working painstakingly with picks and shovels to see if there were people who could still be saved from underneath the crash.
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