Mexico has been ravaged by a terrible earthquake over the course of the past couple of days. It struck last night about 75 miles to the south-east of #Mexico City with a magnitude of 7.1, and it's since claimed the lives of more than 200 people. Including in that ridiculously high number are at least 22 children who have been confirmed to have died in the Enrique Rebsamen primary school that collapsed during the quake.

According to Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, aside from the 22 children and two adults found dead by soldiers and firefighters on the scene, there are still a remaining 30 children and 12 adults who have yet to be found.

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They've got bulldozers ploughing through the rubble to uncover any survivors or other bodies, lighting the scene with floodlights powered by generators as the quake knocked out the electricity in the area.

'They keep pulling kids out, but we know nothing of my daughter'

Many parents are still waiting outside the school grounds in #Mexico City while rescue workers are rummaging through the rubbled remains of tangled steel and concrete in order to find survivors, desperately holding onto the hope that their children are still alive. 32-year-old mother Adriana D'Fargo has been waiting hours to find out anything about her seven-year-old daughter, in tears, saying, "They keep pulling kids out, but we know nothing of my daughter." #Earthquake