Frantic Rescues Continue as Mexico Quake Deaths Rise to 273 Rescue workers from around the world kept digging Thursday for possible survivors of this week's central Mexican earthquake as authorities said the number of deaths had risen to 273.
Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed 19 children and six adults, including a woman whose body was pulled from the wreckage on Thursday morning.
A sense of urgency permeated the scene as more than 700 rescue workers — some from as far away as Taiwan and Israel — continued digging after two days without sleep.
PHOTOS: Rescuers Search For Earthquake Victims in Mexico City Fatima Navarro, a teacher at the school, told Telemundo, NBC's Spanish-language network, that "we thought it was a heavy truck" when the ground began to tremble shortly after 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Two of the national team's biggest stars, Javier Hernández, the striker known as Chicharito who plays for West Ham United in the England Premier League, and Miguel Layún, a defender for Porto in the Portuguese league, set up a fundraising effort called #YoXMéxico to coordinate contributions to relief efforts.
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