At least 200 people are thought to have died after a 7.1 magnitude quake hit near Mexico City on Tuesday night.

Rescuers are searching the rubble for at least 30 children and teachers after a school collapsed during a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday.

Rescuers are searching the rubble for at least 30 children and teachers after a school collapsed during a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday.

Rescue workers and volunteers at Enrique Rebsamen primary school in Mexico City, after it collapsed during the earthquake Tuesday.

Courtesy of Rosalia Diaz

“I had to remove two children of about five years old [from the rubble], who were still hugging each other,” Luis Muñoz Trejo, a volunteer rescuer told BuzzFeed News.

“I had to remove two children of about five years old [from the rubble], who were still hugging each other,” Luis Muñoz Trejo, a volunteer rescuer told BuzzFeed News.

He described the building as having been flattened like a sandwich.

But some students were still being pulled out alive Tuesday night, Muñoz said, including a group of young girls who had been trapped in the parking area and were in the process of being rescued. Dozens of children rescued from the rubble have been taken to local hospitals.

Rebecca Blackwell / AP


View Entire List ›


SHARE
Previous article19 Horrifying Photos From The Aftermath Of The 7.1 Earthquake In Mexico
Next articleThe Apple Watch Finally Feels Like A Real Smartwatch