The players are angry that they will close their 2017 schedule with four of their final nine matches on artificial turf. But the disagreement also suggests a persistent disconnect between the team and the federation.
Trump offers ‘assistance and search-and-rescue teams’ to relief effort
More than 200 dead after deadliest earthquake to hit Mexico in 30 years
The White House has released a bit more detail about Donald Trump’s , but not much. Officials said Trump offered “condolences for the lives lost and damage caused” and further “offered assistance and search-and-rescue teams, which are being deployed now”. Trump “pledged to continue close coordination with Mexico as the two countries respond to the recent earthquakes and hurricanes”, the statement added.
JUST IN: Pres. Trump spoke with Mexican Pres. Nieto to offer condolences for lives lost in yesterday’s earthquake.
There appears to be some good news at the collapsed Enrique Rebsámen school. Reporter David Agren, who is on the scene, says applause has just broken out and that officials are reporting that there has been a successful rescue.
A rescue worker holds up a fist, signalling a call for silence at the Enrique Rebsámen school
¡Una buena! Tras más de 24 horas de trabajo, rescatistas lograron salvar a dos personas más de entre las ruinas del Colegio
Applause breaks out at the Rebsámen school; a Federal Police officer says two children were pulled from the rubble
Rescue teams continue to dig people out from under the rubble, in some cases recovering survivors who have stayed alive for nearly a day since the earthquake hit.
Rescue team just dug a living person out from rubble in one of Mexico City's northern boroughs
▶️ VIDEO: Así rescataron a niños de escombros de escuela Enrique Rébsamen Emergency crews, volunteers and bystanders toiled on Wednesday using dogs, cameras, motion detectors and heat-seeking equipment to detect victims who may still be alive more than 24-hours after the quake... Hundreds of neighbors and emergency workers pulled rubble from the ruins of the school with their bare hands under the glare of floodlights a full day after the shock. Three survivors were found at around midnight as volunteer rescue teams known as “moles” crawled deep under the rubble.” Television stations broadcast the nailbiting, hours-long rescue attempt live after crews at the school in the south of the city reported seeing the girl move her hand. They threaded a hose through debris to get her water. The girl’s name was not made public, but her family waited in anguish nearby.
Reporter David Agren has an update from the site of the where some parents are still clinging to rumors that there may be more survivors: When Silverio Pérez reached the ruined school, he could still hear the screams coming from the children trapped beneath the shattered concrete. Dozens of people – students and teachers – were still inside the Enrique Rebsámen school when Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked Mexico City, reducing the three-storey building to mound of rubble and twisted metal.
Officials have revised the total death count from 225 to 223 confirmed fatalities. Luis Felipe Puente, the national civil defense coordinator who has been providing official updates, tweeted the new figure at 3.15pm local time:
President Enrique Peña Nieto has arrived in Jojutla, a small town in the state of Morelos, where he is visiting the worst affected areas and will coordinate relief and rescue efforts with the state government and armed forces.
desde - anuncia apoyos económicos para damnificados en .
Ninguna casa del centro de Jojutla se salvó de daños por el , hay riesgo que más edificios colapsen
Esto no es la ni la Roma es y no hay voluntarios, no hay luz ni teléfono RT!!
La ayuda para Jojutla, Morelos ha comenzado a salir del Centro de Acopio Campo Marte. Pedimos a toda la población su apoyo con donaciones.
Mexico is using soccer stadiums as relief centers following the earthquake, including Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, according to the AP. The Estadio Azteca was scheduled to host a match between Chivas and America on Saturday and a November National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders. Mexican league president Enrique Bonilla told that “it is a complex decision and all the facts are needed” before a decision is made about scheduling.
This morning, calls for urgent help were made on social media for Xochimilco, one of Mexico City’s poorest areas, where some reports suggested that numerous people are trapped under collapsed buildings in the San Marcos, San Gregorio and Santa Cruz Acalpixca communities.
San Gregorio Xochimilco necesita ayuda. Hay gente bajo los escombros, se necesitan víveres y voluntarios
necesita ayuda, víveres y voluntarios. Hay daños importantes y no ha llegado nadie a apoyar.
Por favor, manden reportes de San Gregorio Atlapulco, delegación Xochimilco. Me informan que necesitan de ayuda por allá.
Ríos de gente se acumulan para ayudar a Xochimilco. Info:
Here are some more details on the ongoing rescue efforts at the at the in southern Mexico City, where one child was . The AP spoke to volunteer rescue worker Pedro Serrano, who managed to crawl into crevices of the pile of rubble at the school. He made it into a classroom, but found everyone inside dead: We saw some chairs and wooden tables. The next thing we saw was a leg, and then we started to move rubble and we found a girl and two adults — a woman and a man... We can hear small noises, but we don’t know if they’re coming from ... the walls above, or someone below calling for help.”
The search continues for missing children at Enrique Rebsamen private elementary school
Mexico City mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera has reported that 52 people have been pulled alive from the rubble of collapsed buildings. He said the death toll in Mexico City was 93, slightly lower than the figure the federal government announced earlier. He also said at least 38 buildings have been reduced to rubble.
Miguel Ángel Mancera reportó que hasta ahora se han rescatado a 52 personas con vida en CDMX.
Here’s some footage of the destruction and ongoing rescue operations in Mexico City.
WATCH: Drone footage shows rescue operations and the scope of destruction caused by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City.
At least 20 kids died when this three-story school collapsed in Mexico City. Up to 30 more kids were still missing.
In Mexico City, rescue workers ask for complete silence as they search for signs of life after a devastating quake
RAW VIDEO: Death toll in Mexico earthquake continues to rise.
Are Mexico’s two earthquakes in less than two weeks related? Could they indicate that more tremors are on the way? Guardian science correspondent Hannah Devlin has details: Both quakes occurred on the Cocos tectonic plate, which runs along the western coast of , and is sliding beneath the neighbouring North American tectonic plate to the north-east at a rate of about three inches per year... “What happened yesterday was most likely a tearing motion in the subducting Cocos plate,” says Prof David Rothery of the Open University.
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Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto declared three days of national mourning to honor earthquake victims. The Twitter account of the office of the president announced the declaration, writing: “Mexico shares your pain.”
El Pdte. decretó tres días de luto nacional en honor a las víctimas del . México comparte su pena.
La fortaleza, la decisión y la solidaridad de los mexicanos ante este desastre nos permitirá salir adelante .
Mi gratitud y reconocimiento a los miles de voluntarios y servidores públicos que participan en las labores de rescate.
La prioridad sigue siendo rescatar a las personas en estructuras colapsadas y atender a los heridos. Cada minuto cuenta para salvar vidas.
US president Donald Trump had a “lengthy call” with president Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday, according to the White House. Brock Long, administrator of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, was also on the call, but there were few other details released about the discussions.
NEW: Pres. Trump had phone calls with Mexican Pres. Enrique Peña Nieto and FEMA administrator Brock Long this morning, says. Trump should, for once, follow the words and deeds of Ronald Reagan and prove that, despite his long, unfair and very public confrontation with Mexico and its citizens on both sides of the border, America’s better angels (and perhaps Trump’s own as well) always prevail in the face of unspeakable tragedy. Nativist prejudice should find its limits in sudden human suffering. The alternative would be cruel and, yes, un-American.
Guardian readers have sent in their accounts and photos of the ongoing devastation and rescue missions. Luis, an aviation worker who lives in Mexico City, was one of the hundreds of volunteers who rallied to help those affected by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the capital on Tuesday afternoon: I arrived at the corner of Avenue Nuevo León and Calle Laredo with some friends from work around 10pm and left at 2am. Volunteers are being coordinated into shifts of four hours. As we were leaving, more people were arriving. We flagged down a police truck as we were making our way there on foot and they gave us a lift. People noticed we were on our way to help and would pull us over to give us water and first aid supplies. Others would show up to feed those of us working with coffee, sandwiches and tamales. The number of volunteers that have shown up to help is amazing to say the least. Every year the whole city does an earthquake drill at 11am and I am so thankful that the drill was fresh in my and my students’ minds when the earthquake hit. A few weeks ago the tremor we felt here was a small side to side motion, like being on a boat at sea, but yesterday was nothing like that. The ground was moving up and down and staying steady was a feat. Although terrified I had to stay calm. Our school was extremely lucky and no teachers or students were injured. As windows and walls crumbled or fell, we had a few people grazed but nothing serious. We are so grateful for that. The school buildings were evacuated quickly and efficiently, and the response from students and staff was incredible. There was one man who had a head injury and his white shirt was stained with blood. He seemed woozy and in shock as he came out of the building, but I saw an ambulance arrive and paramedics bandaged his head. In the evening, my neighbour and I went to drop off masks and supplies to a school close to where I live which had partially collapsed. It was amazing to see the amount of people who were helping out; there were people dropping off bottles of water on their motorcycles and in shopping carts for those helping in the recovery effort.”
Here’s the latest breakdown of confirmed fatalities from the head of Mexico’s national civil defense agency: 94 in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos state, 43 in Puebla, 12 in the State of Mexico, four in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.
Rescuers said they have found a surviving child in the during the earthquake. The Associated Press reports: Helmeted workers worked at the debris, sometimes calling for silence, as they tried to reach the girl at the Enrique Rebsamen school in southern Mexico City. Foro TV reported that rescuers spotted the child and shouted to her to move her hand if she could hear them, and she did. A search dog subsequently entered the wreckage and confirmed she was alive.
Volunteers bringing wood in outside the collapsed Mexico City school
Lists of the names of injured and killed when the elementary school collapsed in Mex City
Hello and welcome. Sam Levin here taking over our live coverage of the powerful Mexico earthquake that has killed hundreds. Here’s the latest we know: