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)”