Rescuers search for survivors amid houses knocked down or severely damaged by Thursday night's 8.2-magnitude quake, in Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico, on September 10, 2017. AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT
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A powerful earthquake that struck Mexico last week has left some 2.5 million people in need of aid and killed 96 others, authorities said on Monday, as officials rushed to get food and water to stricken communities in the poor south.The 8.1-magnitude quake off the coast of Chiapas rattled Mexico City and sowed destruction across the narrowest portion of Mexico on the isthmus of Tehuantepec.Sixteen people were reported killed in Chiapas state and four others in neighboring Tabasco from the quake.The quake was the most powerful to hit Mexico in over eight decades and was stronger than a 1985 temblor that killed thousands in Mexico City.Mexico's national seismological institute said more than 1,000 aftershocks rattled the area.
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