Mexico earthquake in pictures: Search for survivors at school (Photo essay for BBC News)

Rescue teams gather to help search for survivors at the Enrique Rébsamen primary school, Mexico City, 20 September 2017

A school playground in southern Mexico City has become ground zero for Mexico’s earthquake recovery.

Since a powerful 7.1 magnitude quake struck the region on Tuesday, first responders, soldiers, doctors and even some teachers have been working around the clock to try to rescue any survivors in the collapsed classrooms at the Enrique Rébsamen primary school.

BBC reporters were at the scene on Wednesday afternoon local time as rescuers battled to reach anyone trapped beneath the rubble.  Continue reading “Mexico earthquake in pictures: Search for survivors at school (Photo essay for BBC News)”

In pictures: Irma devastates British Virgin Islands (photo essay for BBC News)

The British overseas territory in the Caribbean is reeling from the deadly hurricane.

Debris and an overturned car on British Virgin islands Irma – a category five hurricane – struck the islands last Wednesday, causing widespread devastation

Residents look at downed power lines on British Virgin Islands  A BBC team has been on the ground for a few hours, sending these images from an area where most communications are still cut off  Continue reading “In pictures: Irma devastates British Virgin Islands (photo essay for BBC News)”