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    Massive Earthquake Leaves Hundreds Dead in Central Mexico

    They’re still digging for survivors. A magnitude-7.1 quake has toppled buildings and killed at least 225 people — just hours after residents held emergency drills to mark the anniversary of the Mexico City earthquake that killed thousands around the capital in 1985. Yesterday’s Puebla state temblor, with an epicenter about 75 miles south of Mexico City, was the second to hit the country in just two weeks: At least 98 were killed Sept. 7 by a magnitude-8.1 quake. President Enrique Peña Nieto is calling for calm amid ongoing rescue efforts.

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