All pulling together in Mexico quake rescue efforts

Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers searching for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City on Wednesday, a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. In an outpouring of sympathy, thousands of volunteers from all walk
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Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers searching for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City on Wednesday, a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. In an outpouring of sympathy, thousands of volunteers from all walks of life, including businessmen in ties, have joined professional rescue teams to search among the mangled remains of homes, schools and offices in Mexico City. The government was so overwhelmed by the magnitude of the disaster that citizens took matters into their own hands, organising teams of diggers, tunnellers, rubble removers and the like.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2017, with the headline 'All pulling together in Mexico quake rescue efforts'. Print Edition | Subscribe