Print Edition - 2017-09-27 | National News Digest
Hope fades for Mexico quake survivors
-, MEXICO CITY
Sep 27, 2017-
Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico’s earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said. Tuesday marks one week since the 7.1 quake struck around lunchtime, killing 331 people, damaging 11,000 homes and leading to an outpouring of civilian volunteers to aid and comfort the victims. Luis Felipe Puente, coordinator of Mexico’s Civil Protection agency, said rescuers would continue hand-picking through the debris.
Published: 27-09-2017 07:05