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The death toll in the massive quake in Mexico has risen to at least five people, including two children in Tabasco state.

In Tabasco, two children were among the dead.

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto announced on Twitter there will be three days of national mourning for those who have died.

Tens of thousands of emergency packs, as well as 100 extra police officers and rescue dogs were sent to Juchitán, Oaxaca, said to be the worst affected town.

Simultaneously, officials were readying for the possibility of flooding and landslides along the eastern coast after Hurricane Katia made landfall late Friday as a Category 1 storm.

It hit off the coast of southern Mexico, toppling houses in Chiapas state, causing buildings to sway violently as far away as the country's distant capital and setting off a tsunami warning.

Late on Saturday, authorities in the southern state of Oaxaca said there were 71 confirmed fatalities there, many of them in the town of Juchitan, where the rush to bury victims crowded a local cemetery on Saturday.

At least 15 people died in neighbouring Chiapas, and its governor Manuel Velasco said some 41,000 houses were damaged, estimating almost 1.5 million people were affected.

Soldiers help children to get on a truck as residents are evacuated from their coastal town after an natural disaster struck off the southern coast, in Puerto Madero, Mexico.

President Buhari said that Nigerians sympathised with Mexico and are praying for the repose of the souls of the departed and the quick recovery of the injured. Another, an infant on a respirator, died after the quake triggered a power outage.

Almost 2 million people were left in the darkness without power following the quake, and schools in 11 states were closed as a safety measure.

It hit off Chiapas' Pacific coast, near the Guatemalan border with a magnitude of 8.1 - equal to Mexico's strongest quake of the past century.

People ran into the streets in Mexico City as the quake struck.

The quake was felt in neighbouring Guatemala.

The epicentre of Thursday's quake was in the Pacific Ocean, about 100km off the town of Tonala in Chiapas.

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