TUXTLA GUTIERREZ,MEXICO: The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked a border area between Mexico and Guatemala has risen to four, authorities said Tuesday.
The 6.9-magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Chiapas state on Monday, injuring 118 people.
The latest known fatality was a 74-year-old man who died when his house collapsed in the town of Huixtla near the border with Guatemala, said Luis Manuel Garcia, regional director for civil protection.
Two other men in the city also were killed by collapsing walls.A total of 37 people were injured in Mexico, Garcia added, without specifying the severity or nature of the injuries.
In Guatemala, officials had previously reported that a newborn baby died in a hospital when part of a ceiling caved in.
They said 81 people in Guatemala were injured in the quake, two of whom were in critical condition.
Source : APP