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“The Moles” Mexico’s Volunteer Earthquake Elite Rescue Group

Disaster doesn’t strike on schedule, so Los Topos, aka, “the moles,” stay always on the ready. The rescue brigade, which formed after the notorious 1985 Mexico City earthquake, risks it all to free those trapped beneath rubble./Great Big Story

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Dentists, lawyers, architects and beyond by day, the legendary volunteer crew is rigorously trained and completely unpaid.

Today, they’ve lent a helping hand all over the world, from countries in Central America to Nepal, Indonesia and Haiti.


These groups are different they have specialised knowledge, as they keep up training throughout the year in the earthquake-prone country.They come from many professions but are still an unpaid force, and they work closely with firefighters and paramedics.