At least 119 killed after 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico City, triggering explosions, collapsing buildings and sending people fleeing into the street
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- Tremor hit hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake
- Horrifying images coming out of country's capital show rubble and chunks of buildings strewn across roads
- It came on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that hit the country in 1985, killing thousands
- Local resident Georgina Sanchez said: 'I'm so worried. I can't stop crying. It's the same nightmare as in 1985'
- So far, 119 people have been reported killed nationwide as a result of the earthquake
At least 119 people are dead after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico, causing gas line explosions, toppling buildings and forcing thousands to be evacuated into the street.
The tremor hit just hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.
Today's quake hit near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, at a depth of 32 miles, the US Geological Survey said.
Horrifying images coming out of the country's capital show rubble strewn across roads and enormous chunks of collapsed buildings laying on the ground with hundreds of terrified locals fleeing onto the streets.
As structures fell around her, local resident Georgina Sanchez, 52, said: 'I'm so worried. I can't stop crying. It's the same nightmare as in 1985.'
It comes just days after another powerful quake - measuring 8.1 - hit Mexico, killing at least 98 people.
Dust rises over Mexico City on Tuesday after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Raboso, a town south of the capital. The photo was taken through a window in the iconic Torre