Another rescue at collapsed Mexico school

  • 21/09/2017
The school collapsed following an earthquake.
The school collapsed following an earthquake. Photo credit: Getty

Rescuers have plucked at least one more child from the rubble of a Mexico City school that collapsed following this week's devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake, reports say.

The Guardian quoted officials as saying two children may have been had been pulled from the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen School in the southern part of the capital. 

The report said that onlookers were cheering and rescuers pumping their fists. 

This follows a protracted and delicate resue operation after rescuers spotted a girl in the rubble.

The rescue workers shouted at her to move her hand if she could hear them. Once she did, they sent a search dog through the wreckage to confirm she was alive. 

Eleven people have been rescued alive from the rubble of the school, but 30 others are still missing.

NBC reports anxious parents have received WhatsApp messages from children trapped in the rubble.

Rescuers have been searching rubble for survivors.
Rescuers have been searching rubble for survivors. Photo credit: Retuers.

The head of Mexico's civil defence agency says 225 people are now known to have died in the earthquake. 

Luis Felipe Puente tweeted 94 are known to be dead in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos state, 43 in Puebla, 12 in the state of Mexico, four in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.