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Powerful Mexico aftershock blamed for 4 deaths

24 September 2017 10:15 586

MEXICO CITY. KAZINFORM Four people died as a result of a magnitude-6.1 aftershock that caused alarm in southern and central Mexico on Saturday, four days after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake left at least 305 dead, EFE reports.



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Two women died of a heart attack in Mexico City after a seismic alert system was activated by the temblor.



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The Mexican capital sustained massive damage in the deadly Sept. 19 earthquake, although experts said Saturday's temblor was an aftershock of the massive magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck just off Mexico's southern coast on Sept. 7 and caused 98 deaths.



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Two other people died in southern Mexico on Saturday: a woman from Asuncion Ixtaltepec - a town in the southern Isthmus of Tehuantepec region - whose house collapsed and a man who was attacked by bees when a beehive fell to the ground during the aftershock.



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In the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region, the temblor caused the collapse of a bridge and several other structures that had been affected by the Sept. 7 earthquake, the most powerful to strike Mexico since 1932.



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Seismologists said the epicenter of the aftershock was located in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

 

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