>> A major 7.1 magnitude earthquake hitting near Mexico City on Tuesday, the death toll climbing to over 130. And the Mexico City mayor saying 44 buildings were severely damaged or destroyed in the heavily populated capital. The walls of some buildings sheared off, others just collapsed. Among them apartment blocks, a school, a factory and a supermarket.
Hundreds of volunteers and rescue workers dug through the rubble with picks, shovels, and their bare hands. Reuters correspondent, David Alire Garcia is in Mexico City.>> Well, the epicenter of this quake, is not too far from Mexico City in the state of Puebla, which is one of the state that borders the capital.
It certainly appears that there are numerous buildings that have been damaged here in the city. There is also reports and video of explosions and what looks to be gas leaks at buildings that have been caught on fire, and not to mention lots of damage buildings, we just don't know exactly the scale yet.
>> It's the second big quake to hit Mexico this month, striking only hours after many people around the country participated in earthquake drills on the anniversary of the devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985. The powerful 8.1 quake from earlier this month. The strongest to hit the country in eight decades, left nearly 100 people dead.
In the US, President Donald Trump, who's had a very contentious relationship with Mexico, saying on Twitter, God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you, and will be there for you.