Mexico quake: Silent race to pluck out trapped survivors

Sep 21, 2017, 5:45 AM EDT
(Source: alkhaleej online/flickr/REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)
(Source: alkhaleej online/flickr/REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A team of rescuers continued to dig through the rubble of a collapsed school in Mexico City in hushed silence as they race against time to save a 13-year-old girl and other unknown survivors trapped beneath the wreckage.

Enrique Rébsamen primary school, in Mexico City's southern Coapa district is among the dozens of buildings toppled by Tuesday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake. At least 26 people, including 21 children, have died in the school while many others are missing, writes the BBC.

The quake brought down 52 buildings alone in Mexico City, and 15 hours into the relief and rescue operations, the workers have plucked out more than 50 survivors, notes Reuters