Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:32 AM
Leslie Valley (310 posts)
Three bodies found at Mexico Pemex blast site, toll reaches 36
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescue workers found three more bodies over the weekend amid the rubble of a deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex, the government said, as search efforts appeared to near a close.
The death toll from Thursday's explosion stands at 36, Pemex said via Twitter. Rescue workers had been digging through the last sections of the building's basement and could soon call off their search. One person was reported still missing.
Attorney General Jesus Murillo said on Friday that it was too early to say if the explosion was due to an attack, an accident or negligence, but he promised results of an investigation in the coming days.
Murillo toured the site on Sunday, but did not publicly comment on the progress of the investigation. Officials have communicated details through social media about the disaster, which struck just before a long holiday weekend.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/three-bodies-found-mexico-pemex-blast-toll-reaches-043451028--finance.html
4 days later and still recovering bodies?
What kind of 3rd word EMS/Rescue operation are they running there?
Any experts here that can explain this travesty?
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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:42 AM
albear (33 posts)
1. "What kind of 3rd word EMS/Rescue operation are they running there?"
I always thought the term 3rd World went away with the fall of the Soviet Union.
And I'm no expert, but maybe moving and looking through tons of concrete debris in somewhat dim areas is very difficult?
Response to albear (Reply #1)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:05 AM
Warpy (80,043 posts)
2. Mexico is the third world, still
but they have gotten extremely efficient at sifting through earthquake rubble to find victims. If there's a big one in California, there will likely be Mexican crews sent to the scene very quickly to aid in rescue and retrieval.
We still have third world and first world. What we lost with the collapse of Communism in most countries was the second.