Foreigners killed in Mexico quake from Taiwan, Korea, Spain

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MEXICO CITY: The bodies of eight foreigners have been recovered from the rubble of the quake that struck Mexico City, officials said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The remains were those of four Taiwanese women, a Korean man, a Spanish man, a Panamanian woman and an Argentine man, Mexico’s high court said in a statement citing information from the forensic institute. The statement did not detail when the bodies were recovered, or from where. They were among nearly 300 people killed by the powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake that parts of Mexico City and nearby regions on Tuesday. It also said that no more bodies had been delivered to the morgue operated by the forensic institute for identification since Thursday. All but one of the 65 corpses examined by the service have been handed over to next of kin, it said. The remaining unidentified body was that of a woman pulled from a collapsed building in the chic neighborhood of Condesa.

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