At least 4 dead in Mexico landslide

At least four people, including two children, died when torrential rains sparked a landslide in central Mexico in the pre-dawn hours today, local authorities said.

PTI| Last Updated: May 02, 2014, 00:21 AM IST

Huehuetlan El Grande: At least four people, including two children, died when torrential rains sparked a landslide in central Mexico in the pre-dawn hours today, local authorities said.

"We send our condolences to the families of the four people who lost their lives in Huehuetlan El Grande," wrote Puebla state governor Rafael Moreno on Twitter.

The two adult victims were women, Moreno said, adding that more people are still missing including three children. The landslide also engulfed a half dozen vehicles.

According to the Civil Defense personnel, the storm that hit Wednesday night caused flooding that reached over a meter high in some canyons.
The landslide in this town some 165 kilometers from the Mexican capital, occurred in a hard-to-access area known as "Barranca San Baltazar," which was hit by heavy rains.
Emergency responders have arrived on the scene to search for the missing.