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At least 79 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

MEXICO CITY - A powerful 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, knocking down buildings and power lines and sending thousands fleeing into the streets screaming.

Authorities said at least 79 died, with 54 in the central Mexican state of Morelos. Four people died in Mexico City and 8 in the surrounding state of Mexico. Thirteen died in Puebla, but authorities

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