Volunteers Rush to Mexico City School Where at Least 20 Children Were Killed in Quake
The massive earthquake has killed more than 200 people in the Mexican metropolis.
More than 200 people are dead after a massive earthquake leveled buildings in and around Mexico City, including a school where at least 20 children are believed to have perished.
Hundreds of volunteers reportedly came together Tuesday in a desperate bid to unearth survivors from the school after it was leveled in the 7.1 magnitude quake.
The volunteers, along with firefighters and police, pulled at least 25 bodies from the rubble. All but four of the casualties at the Colegio Enrique Rebsamen were children.
Eleven survivors were freed from the debris.
The tragedy struck 32 years to the day from an even deadlier 1985 quake that killed thousands in the Mexican capital.
Many across the region marked the grim anniversary by participating in earthquake drills. "Many people had just returned to their desks when the real one hit," a reporter told NPR.
A more powerful quake that struck the country's southern coast in August is believed to have been unrelated.
Along with the school, dozens of other buildings were reduced to rubble Tuesday and, as of early Wednesday, at least 226 people were confirmed dead.
Surveillance footage and video taken by witnesses showed people fleeing buildings in terror as structures collapsed around them.
The federal government declared a state of disaster in Mexico City and President Enrique Pena Nieto ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured.
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