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Cancun collapsed building recovery specialists return from Turkey

Cancun, Q.R. — A group of seven Quintana Roo specialists sent to help recover bodies in Turkey have returned. On Thursday, the special team, who are experts in collapsed building recoveries, returned to Cancun after being sent to Turkey by the state government.

During their week away, they reported rescuing two people and one cat alive and assisting with the recovery of nine bodies. The group of seven men were sent to Turkey by Civil Protection and Governor Mara Lezama February 10.

They left Cancun International on the heels of a large group who flew out of Mexico City also bound for the earthquake region.

On February 15, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that Mexico would begin the withdraw process of its volunteer rescuers in Turkey.

The death toll in the Turkey-Syria earthquake has topped 41,000.