Mexico earthquake kills baby fighting for life in hospital as massive 8.1-magnitude tremor cuts power

A baby fighting for life at a children’s hospital in Mexico died after a massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake caused the child’s ventilator to fail.

At least five people were killed and a tsunami was triggered after a massive tremor struck near the border of Mexico and Guatemala just before midnight on Thursday.

The quake caused widespread power outages and as a 0.7-metre wave hit the country, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre confirmed more hazardous tsunamis were possible within three hours.

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The death toll includes two children in Tabasco state.

Tabasco Govenor Arturo Nunez said one of the children died when a wall collapsed, and the other was a baby who died in a children’s hospital that lost electricity, cutting off the supply to the infant’s ventilator.

The other three deaths were in Chiapas state, in San Cristobal de las Casas.

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