Death toll rises to 149 in 7.1-magnitude quake in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Updated) -- The head of Mexico's civil defense agency said the nationwide death toll from Tuesday's earthquake has risen to 149.

Luis Felipe Puente said 55 people died in Morelos state, just south of the capital, while 49 died in Mexico City and 32 died in Puebla state, where the quake was centered. Ten people died in Mexico State, which surrounds the capital, and three in Guerrero state. The count did not include one death reported by officials in Oaxaca state.

Fuente: SUN STAR