58 missing in Mexico in landslide caused by storm

    9:20 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
    Mexican soldiers and police look for victims of a landslide caused by heavy rains in Xaltepec community, State of Veracruz, Mexico on September 16, 2013. Hurricane Ingrid weakened to tropical storm strength as it made landfall on the northeastern coast in the morning while the Pacific coast was reeling from the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel, which dissipated after striking on the eve. Thousands of people were evacuated on both sides of the country as the two storms set off landslides and flo
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    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Mexico's Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong says at least 58 people are missing in a mountain village where many homes were buried by a landslide unleashed by a tropical storm.

    Osorio Chong says rescue crews have evacuated 344 people from La Pintada village. He says many are hurt, at least one seriously.

    He said Wednesday night another 45 will be flown out of the area Thursday.

    He says there is still risk of more landslides in the coffee-growing village pounded by rains from Manuel, which is now a hurricane.

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