Earthquake destroys seven-storey block in La Condesa neighbourhood, trapping an unknown number of people

Casandra Hidalgo ran outside when the earthquake struck just in time to see the seven-story apartment building opposite the café where she works tumble into a heap.

“It fell to the ground in front of our eyes, people were running everywhere around it, but we’ve been standing here since and no one has come out of the building,” Hidalgo, 18, told the Guardian as she stood in front of the enormous pile of dusty rubble in the Mexico City’s leafy La Condesa neighbourhood.

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