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Rescue dog Frida emerges as hero of Mexican quake

Rescue dog Frida emerges as hero of Mexican quake”

Building codes hardly followed Sergio Lopez, a structural engineer, spends his days inspecting buildings at risk of collapse in Mexico City following Tuesday's quake.

The country's elite team of rescuers, known as "the moles", are leading the volunteer rescue efforts.

Reports claimed the September 23 quake of 6.1 magnitude is one of the 4,287 aftershocks of the magnitude 8.2 natural disaster on September 7, the most powerful since 1932, and whose epicentre was off the coast of the southern state of Chiapas.

Rescue operations are still under way to save those are feared trapped under rubble.

The story had made headlines around the world after the quake, injecting a ray of hope into a tragedy that killed 19 children and six adults at the school.

Watch William's full report from Mexico City below.

Officials cordoned off large areas of the Girasoles complex in the south of the city after two of its roughly 30 apartment buildings collapsed.

The quake was smaller and its epicentre farther to the south than Tuesday's devastating 7.1-magnitude quake that killed almost 300 people.

More than 400 fatalities have been caused by the two September quakes.

"I think they should wait until they take the last one out", she said.

"There's a girl alive in there, we're pretty sure of that, but we still don't know how to get to her", Admiral Jose Luis Vergara had told Televisa before Thursday, according to BuzzFeed.

"We had to hold on", he said.

In all, 52 people had been rescued alive since the quake, the city's Social Development Department said, adding in a tweet: "We won't stop". The chief of Mexico's Federal Police taped one dog climbing between slabs of concrete looking for victims in a collapsed building. Video and pictures were taken by the staff of Contramar, a popular restaurant in Mexico City's Roma neighborhood - which sustained a lot of damage in the natural disaster.

The temblor was reported around 8 a.m. local time in the state of Oaxaca, about 4 miles northwest of Lazaro Cardenas, the agency said. The few Condesa residents who ventured out Friday night said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week.



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