Mexico Earthquake Kills 2 People

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - A civil protection official says the earthquake that jolted Mexico's Baja California peninsula has killed two people.

An official says one man died when his home collapsed just outside of Mexicali, close to the epicenter of the 7.2-magnitude quake. He says a second man was killed when he panicked as the ground shook, ran into the street and was struck by a car.

There are reports of more people trapped in homes in Mexicali and rescue teams with dogs and digging equipment are rushing to the city from nearby Tijuana.

The quake hit Sunday at about 3:40 p.m.

Damage reports from the border region are growing.

The quake was felt from Tijuana and Los Angeles to Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Calexico Fire Chief Peter Mercado tells KABC-TV in Los Angeles there is substantial damage in the older section of the southeastern California city.


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