People in Mexico are scrambling to rescue people who may have been trapped by collapsed buildings after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City, Mexico. Since the quake, 149 people have reportedly been killed. Now, Images from a children's center show rescuers pulling children from a collapsed building.
Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City, which has about 100 students between the ages of 6 and 12, was among the buildings which have collapsed. The bodies of 8 children and a teacher were recovered by Tuesday evening, according to the El Universal newspaper, which added that 24 children were rescued and at least 11 others remain trapped under the rubble.
The earthquake hit on on the anniversary of a devastating tremor in 1985 which left thousands dead. Rescue efforts are in effect after the massive earthquake hit earlier this morning. 3,500 soldiers have been called to assist with rescue efforts and the president has declared a national emergency.
These images from Mexico City are all to familiar if you are a bay area native and remember Loma Prieta.
Loma Prieta was one of the scariest moments from my childhood. Praying for the people of Mexico.