Mexico quake toll rises to 96

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MEXICO: Country Cancels Aid To Texas After Being Hit By Quake And Hurricane

Mexican seismological authorities measured the quake at 8.2, making it a magnitude greater than the 8.1 quake that killed 10,000 people in Mexico City in 1985.

Once the news about Harvey was known, the Mexican government offered Texas and the USA government help and collaboration that different Mexican government agencies could provide to address the hurricane impact. The ministry followed up the next day with a list of what it could offer, including food, soldiers, medicine and water.

After a devastating natural disaster and getting slammed by Katia, the Mexican Foreign Ministry says that the country must help out its own victims, and pull out of Hurricane Harvey battered Texas.

The announcement by Mexico that it was withdrawing its offer to help Texas must have caught someone's attention in Washington.

At around the same time, the country's eastern shore was hit by Katia, causing widespread damage to the state of Veracruz.

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It is noted that more victims were confirmed in the affected southern States of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

According to a report from The Daily Beastearly Wednesday morning, the State Department said in an email that the United States would "work with our partners, including Mexico" if the need for assistance arose, although another email from an unnamed Mexican official stated that neither Texas nor the federal government had answered the offer.

Hours after rescinding the aid offer, Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray reportedly received a phone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"Judging by the closure of most of the shelters located in the Houston area and from communication with Texas officials, it seems that, fortunately, the current need for aid has declined considerable", the statement from the Mexican government said. "He emphasised to Foreign Secretary Videgaray that the U.S. government stands ready to assist our neighbours in Mexico during this hard time".

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