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Frida Sofia Rescue Effort: Does Trapped Mexican Schoolgirl Even Exist?

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Personnel work in rescue operations in the rubble of a building felled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, in the Ciudad Jardin neighborhood of Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

By    |   Friday, 22 September 2017 12:12 PM

Who is Frida Sofia? Is there a Frida Sofia? Those questions emerged following reports of rescue workers trying to free a 12-year-old girl trapped in the ruins of a Mexico City school after Mexico's debilitating earthquake this week.

Officials now say the story isn't real, The Guardian reported.

There were stories of the girl finding refuge under a granite table and being in contact with her classmates, The Guardian said. The story took off on social media.

But after two days of searching, Mexican naval officers said Thursday that there was no girl named Frida Sofia at the school and no student trapped in the ruins of Enrique Rebsamen School, The Guardian reported.

"We want to emphasize that we have no knowledge about the report that emerged with the name of a girl," Enrique Sarmiento, the navy's assistant secretary said, adding that all the students at the school had been accounted for, per The Guardian. "We do not believe – we are sure – it was not a reality."

A local television station, Noticieros Televisa, reported Wednesday that rescuers had made contact with a young girl named Frida Sofiía trapped in the rumble of the school, BuzzFeed News reported.

The television station continued to give accounts, which it said were verified by officials, in an effort to rescue the girl leading up to Thursday's report by the navy, shocking many Mexicans who had followed the news, BuzzFeed said.

"There's a girl alive in there, we're pretty sure of that, but we still don't know how to get to her," Admiral Jose Luis Vergara had told Televisa before Thursday, according to BuzzFeed.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake Tuesday struck Mexico Tuesday the second major earthquake the strike the country this month, Jana Pursley, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey, told CNN.

Fox News reported that more than 230 people had died from the earthquake, which had toppled homes, schools and apartment buildings. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declared three days of national mourning in light of the deaths, the country's deadliest since 1985, Fox News wrote.

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Questions emerged following reports of rescue workers trying to free a 12-year-old girl trapped in the ruins of a Mexico City school after Mexico's debilitating earthquake this week. Officials now say the story isn't real.
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