OAXACA, Mexico — Hundreds of people were buried in their homes early Tuesday after a rain-soaked mountainside gave way in southwestern Mexico, officials said. Donato Vargas, an official in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec reached by phone, said 500 people were missing and that 300 homes were buried after the slide hit around 4 a.m. local time.
Thanks JBean... God help those poor people. It seems like one tragedy after another. Going to check the National news now...
This is just so sad. They were probably living in a poor part of the city too and to have this tragedy destroy them. It just breaks my heart! RIP to the families of Oaxaca!
"I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after."
Here's a L.A. Times blog, reported from Mexico City:
Hundreds feared dead in landslide in Oaxaca
A landslide swept a village in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca while residents slept and engulfed at least 100 homes, trapping and possibly killing at least 400 people, state authorities said.
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another post on the L.A. Times blog
Rescue workers were still struggling to reach the remote village on Tuesday afternoon. Flooding, persistent fog and rain, as well as previous mudslides, are blocking roads up into the Mixe mountain region, where Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec is located.
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Prayers for the people in that area of Mexico.
I love Mexico, the people, the food, the music, and the old buildings.
The people of Mexico have to endure the terror of the drug cartels there. My heart goes out to the good, law abiding people of that country and the area that was affected by this disaster.
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