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LAST_UPDATEMon, 18 Dec 2017 8am

PM Conveys Condolences To Victims Of Mexican Earthquake

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has conveyed his condolences to the government of Mexico and those impacted by Tuesday's earthquake.

"Deepest condolences to the government and people of Mexico affected by the earthquake," he said on Twitter.

A magnitude 7.1 tremblor hit central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 220 people and leaving thousands injured.

The earthquake struck on the anniversary of a 1985 quake which killed thousands of people and devastated large parts of Mexico City – a tragedy that President Enrique Peña Nieto had commemorated earlier in the day.

The federal government declared a state of disaster in Mexico City and dispatched 3,428 troops to the affected areas there and in nearby states.

- Bernama