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BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — The death toll has risen to more than 225 after a devastating earthquake hit Mexico Tuesday, on the 32-year anniversary of a 1985 quake that left thousands dead in the country.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City.

Rescuers continue to conduct desperate searches looking for more survivors.

A demolished elementary school in Mexico City is the site of one such effort. Several children have been pulled from the rubble there, but at least 21 students and four teachers died.

Officials say the earthquake reduced at least 44 offices buildings, homes and schools to piles of rubble in Mexico City.

Entire blocks were destroyed near Puebla.

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