A 12-year-old girl's wiggling fingers caught the attention of rescue workers desperately searching for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed school in Mexico City after Tuesday's deadly natural disaster.
A government official previously stated as many as 248 people had died, but that number was later revised.
The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an natural disaster drill, exactly 32 years after another quake killed thousands in the capital. Almost 100 people died in that quake in southern Mexico, but no fatalities were reported in Mexico City. They're also hoping to find 30 missing children, who disappeared after a school collapsed.
News is emerging of the rescue operations in the city where rescuers are now working to free a little girl they have found trapped in the rubble.
The latest figures provided by Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio put the confirmed quake death toll at 218, including at least 94 fatalities in Mexico City and dozens of deaths in Puebla and Morelos states. Then with raised fists, other rescuers asked for silence so they could listen for signs of life beneath the rubble.
Mexican rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school.
Los Topos Azteca and Volunteer Minister teams work through the night and the following day to save the lives of those buried beneath collapsed buildings following yesterday's 7.1 magnitude Mexico quake.
Emergency crews, volunteers, and bystanders toiled on Wednesday using dogs, cameras, motion detectors, and heat-seeking equipment to detect victims who may still be alive more than 24-hours after the quake.
In times of devastation, it is the heroic efforts of emergency workers that come to the forefront.
In an interview with local media, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said authorities have recovered the bodies of 87 women and 50 men, including 25 minors.