KA Mexico Volunteers Working in the Earthquake Area.
Jerusalem, September 20, 2017 – Immediately following last night’s earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale 120 kilometers south of Mexico City, ZAKA Mexico volunteers were rushed to the area to offer search, rescue and recovery assistance.
Vidalert, which was recently established with the advice of ZAKA personnel in order to provide a speedy emergency and medical response within Mexico, is already in the field with hundreds of emergency ambulance-bikes, providing first aid.
ZAKA International Rescue Unit Chief Officer Mati Goldstein: “ZAKA Mexico volunteers are now in the disaster area and are taking part in the search to locate a Jewish resident who, according to reports, was in one of the collapsed buildings. In addition, the volunteers are helping local rescue forces deal with the bodies of the victims. ”
ZAKA Mexico volunteer Benjamin Shechnazi: “Engineers have been dispatched to local synagogues to ensure that Rosh Hashanah services can safely take place.”
ZAKA Mexico commander Marcus Cain: “It is impossible to describe the scope of the disaster. Millions of people are without power, there is great confusion and distress. We are currently searching for a missing Jewish resident and helping the local rescue forces evacuate the bodies and locate and rescue survivors in the disaster area. ”
Pictures: Courtesy ZAKA
Wishing you Shana Tova