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Sergio Perez has donated £125,000 to Mexico earthquake victims

Sergio Perez has taken action to help Mexico's earthquake victims Credit: PA

Formula One driver Sergio Perez has donated £125,000 to the victims of Tuesday's Mexico earthquake in which nearly 250 people have been killed.

Buildings have been reduced to rubble in Mexico City, while many have been killed in the surrounding areas, following the country's deadliest quake in more than three decades.

Perez, 27, is currently the only Mexican driver on the F1 grid and the poster boy for his home race which is due to be staged in the capital Mexico City next month.

Perez, who finished fifth at Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix, also revealed that Carlos Slim - the Mexican telecommunications billionaire who has been heavily involved in his motor racing career - will contribute to the disaster fund.

I'm deeply concerned for what my country is living. It's time to be united.

– F1 driver, Sergio Perez

Philippines earthquake kills four, injures over 120

Damage after the earthquake. Credit: AP

An earthquake in the southern Philippines has killed at least four people, and injured around 90 others, officials have said.

The quake has damaged buildings and an airport, and the power has been knocked out, they added.

The 6.5 magnitude quake happened overnight, rousing residents in the Surigao del Norte province from their sleep and forcing them to flee their homes.

The quake centred around 14 km (8 miles) northwest of the provincial capital of Surigao, and there have been nearly 100 aftershocks.

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