Death toll in Mexico quake hits 345

Search and rescue workers remove a painting from a felled office building brought down by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, as others raise their arms as a sign for people to maintain silence during their search for survivors in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 5, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The death toll from the Sept. 19 earthquake in central Mexico has continued to inch upward more than a week later and now stands at 345.

National Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente reports that another death has been confirmed in the capital.

He said late Thursday on Twitter that the toll in Mexico City has reached 206. Most of the rubble has been cleared away from the 38 sites where buildings collapsed in the capital due to the magnitude 7.1 quake. There were also fatalities in the states of Morelos, Puebla, Mexico State, Guerrero and Oaxaca.

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