Hundreds of children are spending another night out in the open, in makeshift camps and shelters or in the street, too scared to return home for fear of another tremor. It follows the latest 6.1 magnitude quake in the southern state of Oaxaca on Saturday morning, the third in just over two weeks.
Buildings already damaged by two previous quakes (on September 7 in Oaxaca and September 19 in Puebla/Morelos) are at increased risk of collapsing following the latest tremor.
Save the Children holds grave concerns for up to 100 school children believed to have been inside a school building in downtown Mexico City when it collapsed after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday afternoon.
Save the Children aid workers remain on high alert to mount emergency relief efforts for vulnerable children affected by the expected flash floods, volcanic mudflows, and heavy landslides after the west coast of Mexico was hit by a hurricane on Friday evening.
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