2 Jews missing in Mexico

ZAKA volunteers search for missing people, promise to work until they find missing Jews.

Uzi Baruch ,

man stands in ruins of house following Mexico earthquake
man stands in ruins of house following Mexico earthquake

ZAKA volunteers, headed by ZAKA Mexico leader Marcus Cain, are working to find and rescue missing people in Mexico.

Among the missing are two local Jews, who are suspected to be among those trapped under the rubble.

On Wednesday, the ZAKA volunteers received instructions from Mexican Chief Rabbi Shlomo Tawil on how to proceed during the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) holiday.

"Since Wednesday night, ZAKA...has been working in places where buildings collapsed and local Jews are unaccounted for," Cain said. "Finding missing Jews is a mission of utmost importance. We will not cease searching until we succeed in finding them."

On Saturday, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Mexico City. No damage or injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, the number of dead from Mexico's previous earthquake reached 300. At least 157 of those killed were in Mexico City.

20 children and two adults were found dead in a neighborhood school. Another 30 children and 12 adults are still missing. 115 people were rescued from the rubble.

The earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale.

An IDF delegation of approximately 70 men and women departed for Mexico on Wednesday to aid in the relief efforts following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which hit the country.