Debris from a collapsed wall in Oaxaca, Mexico, after an earthquake, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP/Luis Alberto Cruz) (AP/Luis Alberto Cruz)
Mexico Earthquake

An Israeli international humanitarian agency has prepared a team to fly to Mexico to assist in rescuing victims of Thursday’s massive earthquake.

Israel-based international aid agency iAID’s Search & Rescue team is preparing to fly to Mexico in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit its coastline late Thursday night and killed at least 26 people and caused serious damage.

A massive 8-magnitude earthquake hit the coast of southern Mexico, causing buildings to sway violently and people to flee in panic, reaching as far away as the capital city.

“iAID is in touch with its local partners and UN officials who are monitoring the current crisis on the ground.  Tsunami warnings were issued in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica,” said iAID founding director Shachar Zahavi, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Israel-based international aid agency iAID’s Search & Rescue team is preparing to fly to Mexico in the wake of the devastating earthquake that its coastline on Thursday and killed at least 26 people.

“iAID is in touch with its local partners and UN officials who are monitoring the current crisis on the ground.  Tsunami warnings were issued in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica,” said iAID founding director Shachar Zahavi, The Jerusalem Post reported.

If necessary, 12 rescue experts will travel to Mexico to help trace people buried under the rubble, the Post said.

The aid agency has used Israel’s cutting-edge innovative technologies in order to assist in dire situations worldwide.

By: United with Israel Staff