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Mexico

The Signals Used by Rescuers in Search for Life

Hand signals are the most effective way to communicate during rescues

Soldiers hold up closed fists motioning for silence during rescue efforts at the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, September 21, 2017, photo: AP/Rebecca Blackwell
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4 weeks ago

Rescuers have been the main feature of the landscape in the days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday. Hand gestures and signals have becomea a key form of communications in areas where noise can become overwhelming.

A clenched fist has become the most recognizable hand gesture which is meant to ask for complete silence in order for rescuers to be able to listen for any signs of life.

Rescuers are using thermoimaging equipment as well as highly sensitive microphones in order to locate possible victims still trappedunder the rubble.

When a victim has been rescued, there has been an eruption of joy an applause at different sites, a stark contrast to the defeaning silence when a dead body is pulled from the rubble.

An open palm means that no one should move while one finger  up in the air means that work should resume and both palms open means that rescuers need water.

This signals have been key for rescuers to do their work effectiveley and have led to the rescue of several victims.

 

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