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A monument surrounded by debris is cordoned off in the aftermath of an 8.1-magnitude earthquake in San Cristobal de Las Casas, state of Chiapas, Mexico, early Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. A monument surrounded by debris is cordoned off in the aftermath of an 8.1-magnitude earthquake in San Cristobal de Las Casas, state of Chiapas, Mexico, early Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Katia and a major earthquake in Mexico (all times local):
    
Emergency crews in Mexico have recovered the body of a police officer buried in rubble, raising to 65 the death toll from this week's 8.1-magnitude earthquake.
    
The man's body was found in a collapsed passageway between city hall offices and a market in the southern city of Juchitan, the city hit hardest by Thursday night's quake.
    
Federal officials have also confirmed the new death toll of 65. That includes 37 in Juchitan.
    
Saturday's discovery came as Mexicans mourned quake victims in slow-moving funeral processions in Juchitan, where a graveyard swelled with the bereaved and serenades for the dead.
    
The country was also hit by a hurricane that made landfall along the Gulf coast late Friday. Authorities say two people were killed by a landslide in Veracruz state. The storm has since dissipated.
    
 

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