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Mexico City Earthquake Update: Desperate Attempts To Reach Girl Trapped By Rubble

The girl, 12, has been able to communicate with emergency crews, and she has wriggled her fingers for them through the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital.
Rescue personnel work at the scene of Enrique Rebsamen School, which collapsed when an earthquake struck on Tuesday. Reports said workers were looking for a trapped little girl, but authorities now say it may be an adult. / Marco Ugarte / Shutterstock.com

A strong earthquake that hit Mexico City and other central areas has killed at least 245 people, officials say. Search teams are working feverishly to find any survivors who were trapped — including at least one girl who's among students caught when the quake turned their school to rubble.

The girl, 12, has been able to communicate with emergency crews, and she has wriggled her fingers for them through the

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