Death Toll From Mexico's 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Keeps Rising

Image A man is assisted in Mexico City after a real quake rattled the country

Among those killed, several students who were inside a grade school that collapsed, one of several buildings in the area reduced to rubble.

As per the report, about two million people in the capital were without electricity and phone lines were down.

Some 64 were from Morelos state, directly south of the capital, while 29 deaths were from Pueblato its south east southeast.

The quake hit near the small town of San Juan Raboso in the central Mexican state of Puebla and was reported at a depth of about 31 miles.

A powerful quake has 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.

The Associated Press report that dozens of buildings have collapsed so far, including more than 40 in Mexico City alone.