Mexico: Chances of finding quake survivors decrease as hours pass

Local authorities fear the death toll may still rise as rescue forces are facing a race against the clock to find survivors. The Israeli delegation has been assisting the efforts.
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The deadly earthquake in Mexico has cost the lives of 273 people so far, with authorities fearing the death toll may still rise as the hours go by.

Experts say earthquake survivors can live without water for up to three days, and therefore the chances of finding people alive have decreased significantly on Friday.

Many countries, including Israel, have sent forces to assist the recovery efforts.

Israeli forces assist the rescue efforts Photo Credit: Israeli Foreign Ministry/Channel 2 News

Although the Israeli delegation was originally sent to assess the condition of buildings, it has also assisted local forces with rescuing people from underneath the ruins.

The rescue forces are using a system developed by the Israeli company Camero-Tech, which uses radio waves to collect information on objects and people located behind walls.

Israeli forces in Mexico City Photo Credit: Israeli Foreign Ministry/Channel 2 News


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