The quake occurred on the same date as the 8.0-magnitude 1985 natural disaster centered on Mexico City that left 10,000 people dead and another 30,000 injured. As of midnight Wednesday, 30 people who either worked at or attended the school were still missing. Press reports that the president Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico is facing a new national emergency.
Local media reported extensive damage, power outages and fires throughout Mexico City, one of the most populous urban areas in the world.
Mendes was slated to perform in Mexico City on Wednesday evening.
A woman breaks down as she tries to reach people on her cellphone after she was evacuated at Paseo de la Reforma street after the quake in Mexico City.
An analyst is warning of economic disruption in Mexico's capital and other parts of central Mexico following this week's 7.1 magnitude natural disaster.
A firefighter and a rescuer search for survivors in Mexico City after a strong quake hit central Mexico on September 20, 2017.
Dozens of Mexico City residents quickly formed a human chain in a bid to clear the rubble of collapsed buildings and rescue trapped people underneath.
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