Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises to 58

Posted at 10:03 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 22:03:19-04

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll from the magnitude 8.1 earthquake has risen to 58.

Luis Felipe Puente says officials have confirmed 45 dead in the southern state of Oaxaca, the hardest-hit by the temblor.

Another 10 people died in Chiapas and three more in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.
1:40 P.M.

The death toll in Mexico's magnitude 8.1 earthquake has risen to 35.

Chiapas state Gov. Manuel Velasco now says 10 people have died in his state, which was closest to the epicenter of late Thursday's quake off the Pacific coast.

Officials say at least 23 people died in neighboring Oaxaca state and two others in Tabasco.