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IN PHOTOS Silent fist: the gesture that unites Mexican rescue workers in the earthquake aftermath
The raised fist indicates to everyone present that it is time to remain silent, one of the most important tools to locate survivors under the rubble. More than 24 hours after the earthquake, the rescue work continues. By mid-afternoon Wednesday, 52 people had been pulled out alive since Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 quake.
Por: Univision
Publicado: 20 Sep | 05:51 PM EDT
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More than 24 hours after the earthquake struck central Mexico, rescuers and volunteers continue to raise their fist in the hope of finding people alive. The most recent report from the authorities indicates that there are at least 223 deaths. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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Rescuers and volunteers raise their fists high in order to keep silence around ruined buildings. At least two schools were collapsed by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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A group of Mexican Red Cross rescuers indicate that it is time to remain silent. The slightest sound guides the experts to the presence of survivors who might still be in the rubble. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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The request for silence is made at a collapsed building, where experts try to communicate with possible survivors.
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Then the message is spreads by those nearby. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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Mexican officials ask for silence around the Enrique Rébsamen school where rescue workers are searching for missing students. More than 20 died, but others were rescued. Workers spent much of Wednesday trying to free a girl buried in the debris. They called to her to move her hand if she could hear. She did, and a rescue dog was sent inside to confirm she was alive. Images of the rescue effort were broadcast on TV screens nationwide Foto: Reuters | Univision
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A request for silence comes from atop a pile of rubble at one collapsed building. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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A group of civilians request silence while an expert explores under the rubble for survivors. Civilians, carrying shovels and buckets flocked to help official search and rescue teams in the earthquake aftermath. Others brought portable lights or donated water and food to rescue teams. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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By mid-afternoon, 52 people had been pulled out alive since Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 quake, Mexico City's Social Development Department said, adding in a tweet: "We won't stop." Among them were 11 people rescued at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where three people remained missing, two children and an adult. Earlier, journalists saw rescuers pull two small bodies from the rubble, covered in sheets. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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Messages on roofs ask helicopters flying over the area to observe the ne...
Messages on roofs ask helicopters flying over the area to observe the need for silence at the Enrique Rébsamen school where rescue teams continue to search the remains of the collapsed structure. They have already managed to get at least 11 people alive, but more than 20 pupils died. Photo: Getty Images | Univision
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The request for silence is joined by authorities and civilians, at the request of rescue workers. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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The objective is complete silence among the multitude of volunteers and authorities so rescue workers can listen for signs of life. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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A small noise may warn rescuers that a survivor is trying to communicate. Foto: Getty Images | Univision