In Mexico, rescuers sift through rubble of school to rescue trapped children

Volunteers and rescue workers search for children trapped inside the Enrique Rebsamen school, collapsed by a 7.1 earthquake in southern Mexico City, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at the school, where a wing of the three-story building collapsed into a massive pancake of concrete slabs. The school's rooftops and facade bore messages that called for silence and for no helicopters to flyover, so as not to drown out the sounds of anyone who may trapped in the rubble. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

Here in Mexico City, they have lived scary moments since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the nation Tuesday, Sinclair's KABB's Yami Virgin reports.

Right now, rescuers are searching for a little girl named Frida.

They're still trying to get her out of the rubble, but the school is a little further behind. It was a few hours ago that two other children were pulled out.

It's a scene like none other. One second rescue workers are screaming for a neurosurgeon, the next it's a whistle, fists up in the air, and one person ordering silence so they can hear noises the microphones in the rubble pick up.

Seconds later heavy equipment starts helping to carry away what hundreds of volunteer hands have dug out in an effort to rescue more children at the Enrique Rebsamen School.

Watching from across the street, workers of El Reo Restaurant were the first to delve in and start rescuing the injured students.

One worker says the teachers were nervous, and the children who were safe were crying.

The group forms the real first responders; neighbors helping neighbors until the government arrived four hours later.

Now, these heroes sit and wait and pass out food and water as the clock ticks just feet away.

They want to know: What is being shown in the United States?

Then a message to be relayed: "Please pray for the 11 children still believe to be buried under the rubble.

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