>> Despite dimming hopes of finding more survivors, the rescue operations in Mexico continue Friday in the Roman neighborhood of Mexico City. Residents who slept in tents await news of their loved ones. As volunteers, including a team of Japanese rescuers with sniffer dogs frantically search for life under the rubble of a collapsed building.
Many residents are homeless following a 7.1 magnitude quake that devastated the area Tuesday, leveling some 52 buildings in the capital. The death toll has exceeded 280. Reuters correspondent, Daniel Trotta, is in Mexico City.>> We're here in the Condesa neighborhood where rescue workers are searching for, what they believe is, one person inadvertently left behind at this building that collapsed.
And since yesterday, they've been furiously searching for her body, or perhaps signs of life.>> On Thursday, Mexico's navy apologized for passing along the story of a school girl supposedly trapped in a Mexico city building. Her story captivated a devastated nation, until the truth came out, there was no such girl.
Still, there are many others unaccounted for across the country, and the risk of a housing shortage is looming. As politicians and aid groups scramble to pull funds to help the relief efforts.