A powerful quakehas killed over 200 people and brought down several buildings in Mexico's capital city and surrounding states.
Emergency crews have found 21 children and four adults dead in the rubble of an elementary school that collapsed during the quake in Mexico City, Luis Felipe Puente, the national coordinator of civil protection of the Ministry of the Interior, said in a tweet Wednesday.
That included the Colegio Enrique Rebsamen, a three-story school where at least 20 children and two adults were found dead.
"We are facing a new national emergency", Nieto said, adding that the death toll now stands at 217.
The natural disaster hit just hours after the city commemorated a 1985 quake that killed 10,000 in the country.
It's Mexico's second major quake this month.
Sep 20, 2017-A strong quake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, reported BBC.
Bird's eye-view of a collapsed building in Central Mexico. Traffic came to a standstill as people blocked the streets. Almost 5 million customers were still without power early Wednesday.
Hollywood actress Eva Longaria also posted a message on social media explaining that her family and husband are safe in Mexico.