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Residents And Neighbors Work To Clear Rubble After Mexico City Earthquake

Volunteers remove rubble during the search for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City on Sept. 20, 2017, after a strong quake hit central Mexico. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)
Volunteers remove rubble during the search for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City on Sept. 20, 2017, after a strong quake hit central Mexico. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

With the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico City now reaching over 200, residents and first responders worked through the night and morning to clear rubble from collapsed buildings and look for people still trapped.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Associated Press reporter Peter Orsi ( @Peter_Orsi) in Mexico City about what he’s been seeing, and how government officials are responding to the tragedy.

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