ٍSPA (Mexico City)
The death toll from a massive earthquake that

struck south-western Mexico has risen to 90, authorities

said, according to dpa.

The 8.2-magnitude quake - the strongest to hit Mexico in nearly a century - struck off the coast of Chiapas state on Thursday, leaving hundreds of buildings in ruins and triggering multiple aftershocks.

Authorities in Oaxaca said late Saturday that the number of dead had jumped from 46 to 71. Nineteen other people died in the states of Chiapas and Tabasco, bringing the total death toll to 90.