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Two dead in quake near Mexico-US border

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Two dead in quake near Mexico-US border


An earthquake near the US-Mexico border has left at least two people dead and more than 100 injured.

The magnitude 7.2 quake was felt across Southern California and northern Mexico.

One man is reported to have died in a collapsed house in Mexico and another person was killed in a road crash on a street where the lights went out.

“The building went like this,” one man in Tijuana explained, moving his hand making a “We were out here and saw it. The ground moved quite a lot.

The border city of Mexicali is near the epicentre of the quake, which is reported to have had a depth of just 10 kilometres. The city was left without power.

Many buildings have been damaged – mostly cracked walls and floors and broken windows – but no major buildings collapsed. A highway between Mexicali and Tijuana has also been damaged.

A man in San Diego said: “We were up on the seventh floor and were getting ready to head out for the day, the afternoon, and we started hearing a loud noise; thought the boys were bouncing on the bed. So we wanted to make sure and then the whole room started to shake and the room started to make popping, cracking noises.”

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