Mexicans Respond With Faith and Charity as Hope Fades for Quake Survivors
Tears flowed at Our Lady of Carmen and Saint Joseph Parrish on Thursday night as the families of two dead children killed when a powerful earthquake toppled their school a few blocks away interred their ashes
The crushed victims, 7-year-old Eduardo Diaz and 8-year-old Francisco Quintero, were two of the 286 people reported killed by the quake, Mexico's deadliest in 32 years.
All told, 17 of the dead came from the parish which worshipped at Our Lady of Carmen, a Roman Catholic church near the Enrique Rebsamen School.
Nineteen children and six adults died in the collapsed school, one of the earthquake's most emblematic tragedies.