By Azania Post Reporter
MEXICO authorities have launched a huge operation to rescue people who have been trapped under rubble after the deadly earthquake.
It was reported that the Latin American nation will rescue people hit by the earth quake in Tabaso, Oaxaca and Chiapas areas.
Reports sat the number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61
President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured.
The 8.1-magnitude quake, which hit late two days ago, was the strongest to hit the region in a century.
President Peña Nieto has declared a day of mourning, saying flags would fly at half-mast out of respect for the dead and bereaved.
The president said 45 deaths had been reported in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco.
One of the worst hit towns was Juchitán, in Oaxaca, where at least 17 deaths have been reported. The town hall and a number of other buildings were destroyed or badly damaged.
"The situation is Juchitán is critical; this is the most terrible moment in its history," said Mayor Gloria Sanchez. President Peña Nieto visited the town yesterday...
The BBC's Arturo Wallace says the affected region is the poorest and least developed part of Mexico and the full extent of the damage is yet to become clear.