Three days after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, the death toll from the tragedy has risen to 90.
The quake destroyed a large part of Juchitan, where at least 37 people have been killed.
Strong aftershocks continued to rattle the town, and a 5.2 magnitude jolt was felt early on Monday. Local officials said they had counted nearly 800 aftershocks since late Thursday’s big quake. And the US Geological Survey counted nearly 60 aftershocks with a magnitude of 4.5 or greater.
Government continues to carry out relief work, supplying food and other essentials to the survivors.
Teams of soldiers and federal police armed with shovels and sledgehammers were seen demolishing damaged buildings in Juchitan.
In Juchitan, a third of the city’s homes had collapsed or were uninhabitable, President Enrique Pena Nieto had said late on Friday night.
Part of the city hall had collapsed too. On the outskirts of the city, the general hospital had been rendered uninhabitable by the earthquake.
Pena Nieto said authorities were working to re-establish supplies of water and food and provide medical attention to those who needed it.
(With inputs from PTI)