Rescuers desperately searching for survivors in collapsed school in Mexico City

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday, killing hundreds.
1:15 | 09/20/17

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In a frantic search for life and rescue workers are clawing their way through the rubble of what was once a wing of an elementary school. Raising their arms above their heads to silence the crowd as they listened for sounds from survivor. And at least 21 children and four teachers have died there the building pancaked yesterday the earthquake hit. Some students and at least one teacher still among the missing. Yeah the seven point one quake sending fireballs into the sky. And people scrambling into the streets. The shaking lasting for minutes all around Mexico City buildings are now in ruins rescuers. Flowing through the wreckage sometimes with their bare hands the injured carried away on stretchers at times to make shift hospitals right on the street. This day I guess but not enough. Russia Marino is looking for her sister in law at this ruin textile plant volunteers doing all they can. The epicenter of the massive quake striking about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City. I still don't feel it I feel. Are yet in that city alone the mayor says at least 44 buildings have collapsed. And nearly half of this city of millions remains without power. Arnold's run ABC news Mexico City.

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