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Mexican landslide less deadly than first feared

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Mexican landslide less deadly than first feared


Officials in Mexico have revised downwards their figures for the number of casualties in several landslides that hit Oaxaca state.

But the situation remains confused as several of the affected areas are completely cut off.

Eleven people are reported missing, but initial reports from the region of hundreds feared dead have proved to be overblown.

The worst landslides hit a remote area, burying homes and washing away roads.

Workers are frantically trying to clear paths and rebuild roads, so rescue teams can get in to assess the damage and find those missing.

Hundreds of soldiers, police and rescue workers have been mobilised to deal with the disaster.

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