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Caught on camera: Fire & explosions during Mexico earthquake – Videos of buildings collapsing

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The video above captures a fire and explosion after a 7.1 earthquake hit in and around Mexico City today (Tuesday). More videos below of buildings collapsing and shaking.

Joshua Partlow, The Washington Post:

On the anniversary of a deadly 1985 earthquake, central Mexico again shook with terrifying force on Tuesday, as a 7.1-magnitude temblor caused buildings to tremble and collapse. At least 49 people were reported killed.

Just hours after a siren signaled an annual earthquake drill in Mexico City, the ground began to shake, walls buckled and residents fled into the streets. There were reports of fires and gas leaks.

At least 42 people were killed in the central state of Morelos, according to a tweet from the governor, Graco Ramirez. At least five more people died in the state of Mexico, which surrounds the capital, according to media reports quoting its governor, Alfredo del Mazo. Two others died in the central state of Puebla after a school collapsed, said Fernando Clemente, a civil protection official in the state, Reuters reported.

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