Mía, Jorge and Paola: the search for the disappeared family in the Cerro del Chiquihuite collapse continues

September 13, 2021 by archyde
The search for the missing family continues in Tlalnepantla (Photo: Twitter / @Gob_Tlalne)

The municipal government of Tlalnepantla, Mexico state, announced that it will continue with the search for Paola Daniela Campos Robles, Mía Mayrin Mendoza Campos and Jorge Dilan Mendoza Campos, 22, three and five years old, respectively, who disappeared with the breakdown of a hill.

Through various communiqués and files on the disappeared, the local administration published this Sunday, September 12, the descriptions of the family who disappeared during the collapse of the Chiquihuite hill, in the municipality adjacent to Mexico City.

The young mother, her husband, and their children lived just below the area where the breakdown occurred del cerro, shortly before 2:00 p.m. (Central Mexico time) this Friday, September 10.

Mía, Jorge and Paola: the search for the disappeared family in the Cerro del Chiquihuite collapse continues

The children, Paola’s children, have not yet appeared (Photo: Twitter / @Gob_Tlalne)

In addition to this, it was explained that search and rescue operations will continue, as well as those of protection and displacement tasks for safeguard the neighbors of the inhabitants of the colony Lázaro Cárdenas Second Section.

“As indicated by the group of specialist engineers who study the behavior of the Chiquihuite hillside where a landslide was registered, stabilization work began today by placing of costaleras at the base of the largest rocks (up to 200 tons) ”, reads the municipality’s bulletin.

With this implementation, an additional degree of security is offered for the rescue bodies working in the collapsed area, reported the Assistant Secretary General of the Government, Ricardo de la Cruz Musalem.

Mía, Jorge and Paola: the search for the disappeared family in the Cerro del Chiquihuite collapse continues

Canine binomials assist in rescue efforts (Photo: Twitter / @SS_Edomex)

Raciel Perez Cruz, municipal president of Tlalnepantla, reported at a press conference that the stabilization maneuver is carried out with a thousand sacks, while the Topographic Monitoring of Horizontal and Vertical Displacement, these actions will allow to continue with the search and rescue work more safely.

He also mentioned that Affected homes total 126 and that the people transferred to shelters are 76. Given the refusal to leave their homes, the mayor reported that the visit of cells from the three levels of government continues to verify how many people still remain in their homes and urge them to attend the notification of the risk so that they go to any of the four shelters installed in the vicinity of the collapse.

It should be noted that on this day, the ERIED cell of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) managed to rescue a dog alive, which was transferred to the department of Attention to Exposed Animals and in Custody of the City Council local, located in the parish of the Sacred Heart for its evaluation and corresponding attention.

Mía, Jorge and Paola: the search for the disappeared family in the Cerro del Chiquihuite collapse continues

On Friday a part of Cerro del Chiquihuite collapsed in Tlalnepantla (Photo: Reuters / Edgard Garrido)

On their own, canine pairs of the National Guard specialized in search and rescue, intensify work to locate possible victims on the Cerro del Chiquihuite. Through the GN-A Plan, it supports the removal of debris and provides security in the area.

As a result of the exploration, search and rescue tasks, the federal authorities managed to identify, from the rubble, to María Rodríguez Martínez, a 21-year-old girl who lost her life during the dislocation.

At the disaster site, he is supporting debris removal and rescue elements ofl National Army with the DN-III-E Plan, National Civil Protection and the State of Mexico, National Guard, all areas of the city council and emergency bodies, as well as specialists from the Urban Search and Rescue of the Mexican Red Cross to rescue people. The elements will redouble their efforts to find the missing family.


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