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Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises to 366

Search efforts continue at an office building felled by the 7.1 earthquake on Alvaro Obregon street in La Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Across Mexico City, some 40 buildings collapsed in the Sept. 19 earthquake and hundreds of others were so severely damaged they will either have to be demolished or receive major structural reinforcement. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 03, 2017 - 8:39 AM

MEXICO CITY - Officials have raised the death toll of last month's magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico to 366 people.

National Civil Defence Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente says via Twitter that the total has increased by three.

The last remaining bodies are being recovered from a collapsed office building in Mexico City. The toll in the capital stood at 225 on Tuesday. There were also 74 in Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 15 in Mexico State, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

The Sept. 19 earthquake followed an even stronger magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, killing nearly 100 people.

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