Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Child Found Alive under Rubble after Earthquake

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Child Found Alive under Rubble after Earthquake

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A child has been found alive under the rubble of a collapsed Mexico City school following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which killed 225 people.

The girl was found by rescuers in the debris at the Enrique Rebsamen school in a southern area of the city.

Foro TV reported that rescuers spotted the child and shouted to her to move her hand if she could hear them, which she did. A search dog subsequently entered the wreckage and confirmed she was alive.

The chief of Mexico's national civil defence agency said 225 people are now known to be dead across the country after Tuesday's earthquake.

Luis Felipe Puente said in a tweet that 94 are confirmed dead in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos state, 43 in Puebla, 12 in the State of Mexico, four in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

Tuesday's quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 tremor that killed thousands. Just hours before it hit, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.

At the Rebsamen school, a wing of the three-storey building collapsed. …

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