Source: Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi, The Associated Press, September 20, 2017
MEXICO CITY – Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217.
Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.
Image Source: An injured person is carried after being rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed after an earthquake, in the Colonia Obrera neighbourhood of Mexico City on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP / Miguel Tovar)