Drone Footage Shows Just How Devastating Effects Of Mexico Earthquake That Killed Over 200 Are

The 7.1 earthquake is the deadliest to hit the country in decades.

Mexico City was hit with a 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday.

As The Guardian reports, the earthquake is deadliest to hit the country in decades and left at least 225 people dead. 

Yahoo! shares that drone footage captured the quake and its devastating aftermath, including toppled buildings, power outages and other devastation.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicenter was near the town of Raboso. Authorities are still searching for victims. An estimated 50 to 60 people have been found alive in the rubble of the quake. 

CNN reports that rescue attempts are ongoing. As of Tuesday night, at least 30 children were still missing from Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City. The capital city faced the most fatalities with an urban population of over 21 million people.

"The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," President Enrique Peña Nieto said, calling the quake "a new national emergency." 

"Unfortunately many people have lost their lives, including girls and boys in schools, buildings and houses. I want to express my condolences to those who lost a family member or a loved one. Mexico shares your grief," the President added.

This is the second earthquake to affect Mexico in 12 days. Mexico City's last deadliest earthquake hit in 1985.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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