Moving! Wheelchair-bound man, 26, joins in clean-up process after earthquake in Mexico

Moving! Wheelchair-bound man, 26, joins in clean-up process after earthquake in Mexico

- Eduardo Zarate has been in a wheelchair for 11 years

- He went to look for his friend after the recent earthquake in Mexico

- His friend was fine but he decided to help out in the clean-up process

Incredibly moving images have emerged showing a wheelchair-bound man helping out in the clean-up process after the recent earthquake in Mexico.

26-year-old Eduardo Zarate had gone to Mexico City to make sure his friend was fine after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake claimed 344 lives and left significant damage.

He has been in a wheelchair for 11 years following a spinal cord injury.

Zarate helps out in the clean-up process despite being in a wheelchair. Photo: Twitter/Jorge Zubillaga

Zarate helps out in the clean-up process despite being in a wheelchair. Photo: Twitter/Jorge Zubillaga

Having ascertained that his friend was fine, Zarate decided to join thousands of volunteers to clean up the city.

Images of him collecting and carrying bags of rubble between his chin and shoulder have gone viral online. He was dropping them off at collection sites.

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He works for 24 hours until he was too tired. Photo: Twitter/Jorge Zubillaga

He works for 24 hours until he was too tired. Photo: Twitter/Jorge Zubillaga

In an interview, he said: "I worked for 24 hours until my body couldn't do any more and I had to rest." Even after he hurt his hand, Zarate continued.

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Photographer Jorge Zubillaga took the touching images. "He shared them with the caption: The are no words to describe what I've seen these past few days, today more than ever it is an honor to be Mexican."

Zarate has been in a wheelchair for 11 years. Photo: Twitter/Jorge Zubillaga

Zarate has been in a wheelchair for 11 years. Photo: Twitter/Jorge Zubillaga

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