Monday, September 25,
The Pride of Mexico: Rescuers and their Herculean Work
El Semanario (Mexico City)
On Tuesday afternoon, September
19, Mexico relived a nightmare that 32 years ago split the history of the country in two. A strong earthquake occurred again,
at a different time, a different magnitude, but with the same level of destruction and pain for an entire nation.
The scenes experienced on September 19, 1985, were like those seen now in the media and on social networks. Collapsed
buildings, people trapped in rubble, thousands of people desperate to know of their relatives, and cities or towns covered
by a great cloud of dust and deep sadness.
Nor has the work of rescuers gathered in the disaster
areas changed. Since within 40 hours of Tuesday's quake, hundreds of people from civil society and organizations have
united in arduous and unceasing work to save the lives of people trapped in the rubble, rescue the bodies of those who unfortunately
died, and to assist victims who lost family members or their homes.
The work of rescuers
Completely unselfish people, wanting only to rescue a living person, give every bit of their strength to remove debris,
bring provisions to shelters, and give a little hope with their struggle in the midst of the disaster.
the spirit of the rescuers, solidarity heroes who give their lives for their people and put the name of an entire country
Day and night they come to destroyed buildings, hundreds of people with hardhats and
gloves, with tools in hand, to remove the rubble. Millions of tons of concrete that were reduced to nothing, leaving children,
adults and seniors who were surprised by a devastating earthquake of 7.1 degrees trapped.
The shows of solidarity have been felt everywhere. Mexico City, the State
of Mexico, Puebla and Morelos, the states most affected by the last earthquake, but too in Oaxaca and Chiapas, that were impacted
by an earthquake of 8.1 degrees on September 7.
Mexico has the spirit of helping, which these images
Thanks to all
"Ardua labor de rescatistas
enorgullece a México," El Semanario, Mexico City, September 21, 2017; MexiData translation