'We Had to Just Run': Berlin Missionary Describes Mexico City Earthquake

At least 149 killed by earthquake in Mexico- civil protection agencyMore

Education Minister Aurelio Nuño‏ said 11 people had been rescued from the school while two children and an adult were missing.

Rescue workers motion with their fists asking people to be silent during a search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school.

Crews at the school have been trying to reach a little girl who has been talking with them and wiggling her fingers.

The quake occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the quake which destroyed parts of the capital in 1985, and left thousands dead.

This month two powerful earthquakes shook Mexico with a gap of 12 days. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said: "The priority now is to continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured".

Rescuers are desperately working to save a 12-year-old girl buried in the rubble of her school in Mexico Thursday following the country's deadliest quake in 32 years. At least 225 people were killed in the quake.

Rescuers laboured against the odds on Thursday to find survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest natural disaster in 32 years, as the search for a 12-year-old schoolgirl that transfixed the nation faced complications.

Overnight, volunteers with loudspeakers shouted the names of rescued children so that waiting family members could be reunited with them.

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.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake hit at 1:14 p.m. (2:14 p.m. EDT) Tuesday and was centred near the Puebla state town of Raboso, 123 kilometres southeast of Mexico City. Puente also warned that it is possible that there are still more landslides and building collapses.

As in all worldwide disasters, the American Red Cross stands ready to provide support if the national society (in this case, the Mexican Red Cross) requests outside help.

Victims killed when the building collapsed are feared to be as young as three.

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