The governor of Oaxaca indicated that 76 people died in his state, raising the previous report by six. Another 20 victims were killed in Chiapas and Tabasco by the earthquake of 8.1 degrees
The death toll from the powerful earthquake that Mexico suffered last Thursday rose to 96 on Monday, following an update by the authorities in Oaxaca.
” We have 76 so far and a preliminary assessment of 12,000 homes affected ,” Governor Alejandro Murat told Televisa . Most of these victims are concentrated in Juchitán (37) and in Asunción Ixtaltepec (10), and the deceased of that state are added to another 16 registered in the state of Chiapas and four more in Tabasco.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.1, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), which considers it the strongest in Mexico since 1932.
In addition to causing damage to tens of thousands of homes, the earthquake affected more than two million people in the south of the country, officials said.
There are also 234 schools affected – 32 with very serious damage – as well as 78 temples . Some 8,000 users are still without light and the recovery of this service is made difficult because the earthquake aftershocks affect transformers.