President Enrique Peña Nieto says government will help with reconstruction after most powerful quake in a century

The Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has declared three days of national mourning after the strongest earthquake to hit the country in a century left at least 61 people dead and destroyed thousands of buildings.

A major rescue operation is underway around the epicentre of the quake in the southern states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca, where many are feared trapped under the rubble.

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