Mexico earthquake: Rescues spark hope as the death toll continues to rise

Mexico earthquake: Rescues spark hope as the death toll continues to rise

Central Mexico was hit with a magnitude 7.1 quake earlier this week

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hopes of finding more survivors have been growing in Mexico with a number of successful rescues in the wake of this week's major earthquake. 

An estimated 286 people have died after a magnitude 7.1 quake struck in central Mexico earlier in the week. 

Dozens of buildings have collapsed in Mexico City as a result, and emergency services have been working to free people trapped in rubble for four days. 

The authorities have said people are still being found alive, which has sparked hope of more people being saved from the wreckage.

Despite this, the death toll is likely to rise the longer it takes for rescue workers to reach those trapped beneath the rubble.

The Mexican government has said 60 people have been saved since the quake struck on Tuesday.