A strong earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit central Mexico yesterday afternoon local time. Its epicentre was near the town of Puebla, south west of Mexico City and wreaked serious damage in the capital as well as the states of Guerrero, Morelos and Puebla. Rescue workers and a great many volunteers are trying to find people still trapped under collapsed buildings. This follows the 8.2 magnitude one that struck a fortnight ago and coincides with slow moving category 5 hurricane Maria moving over eastern Caribbean islands.
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