Hundreds Missing in Mexico City Days After Earthquake
Rescue workers, hampered by heavy rains, continued to search for survivors early Thursday from this weekâ€™s deadly earthquake that killed at least 230 people, a toll that seemed sure to rise amid reports of nearly as many people missing.
Overnight, the body of a 58-year-old teacher was removed from the collapsed remains of the Enrique Rebsamen primary school in southern Mexico City.
The school, which accounted for the greatest loss of life during the quake, was the focus on an intense recovery effort aimed at rescuing what appeared to be one or more girls trapped inside. By midday Thursday, the attempts hadnâ€™t been successful.
An estimated 1,800 people in central Mexico were injured, federal officials said....
ABC Radio News wrote: A strong earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning, the third temblor to hit the country this month.
The latest quake sent shock waves hundreds of miles out from its epicenter to Mexico City, causing buildings to sway and raising alarm in the capital still reeling from Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake that Mexican officials say has killed 307 people.
ABC News Radio wrote: ... On Thursday, Pena Nieto said search and rescue efforts in Mexico City were ongoing at 38 buildings damaged from the earthquake. But it was unclear Friday how many collapsed buildings may contain survivors....
Mexico has accepted technical and specialized assistance from many countries, including the United States, Spain, Israel, Japan and several Latin American countries....
I see the Wall Street Journal isn't readable except by subscribers so here's another article that is of interest about the earthquake.
Whitney Eulich wrote: GarcÃa wasnâ€™t the only one moved to help. The moment the ground stopped trembling, Mexico City residents jumped into action, directing traffic after street lights went out, offering the use of bathrooms or telephones, setting up collection sites for food, water, flashlights, and blankets, and using their bare hands or tools at their disposal to remove rubble in hopes of rescuing residents trapped in buildings. At least one engineering firm announced free home inspections and ride-share companies were temporarily offering free transport.