Earthquake in Mexico City, More Than 200 Killed

More than 200 bodies have been pulled from the rubble of Mexico City. The photos and videos from Spanish station news last night were horrifying. A school collapsed with children inside.

“There are around 600 children at the school,” said Elena Villaseñor, 44, a neighbor who was managing the notices. “We don’t know how many children are still inside. They were in classes. The school was full.”


The building had been shaped like an L; the short end of the structure collapsed, and the longer leg also suffered damage, according to rescue workers at the site.

“It’s like a sandwich now,” said Eduardo Corona, 55, a search-and-rescue volunteer who starting working at the scene Tuesday evening. “Many of those children, they didn’t make it.”

Mexico’s civil protection agency said on Twitter that 216 people had been killed, so far.

Such a huge, vibrant city -- so much devastation and loss of life. So sad.

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    I have two cousins (none / 0) (#1)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 08:22:39 AM EST
    (mother/daughter) who live in Mexico City (well, daughter in the summer when she not at school in Santa Clara, CA). Got word that they are OK. But everything in their kitchen ended up in the living room.