Three days on from Mexico’s earthquake, the number of people killed has risen to 273 with dozens more reported missing.
Yet as rumours spread that authorities were about to send bulldozers in to clear the debris, the message was that the search for survivors continues.
In Mexico City, it is thought people may still be trapped in 10 flattened buildings.
“I stress again that rescue and support work in those buildings which collapsed will continue and will not be suspended,” said President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“We will pursue the rescue missions to look for people who might still be alive under the rubble.”
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After high-profile coverage of the search for a girl under a collapsed school in the capital, the version of events has changed with official denials that any child is still unaccounted for there.