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Second major Mexican landslide kills 12

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Second major Mexican landslide kills 12


Another large landslide has hit southern Mexico, where an entire hill has collapsed on the hamlet of Amatan in northern Chiapas state, killing at least 12 people, and possibly 16. Another four are reported missing.

The disaster area is close to where another 11 people went missing in an earlier landslide this week.

865 millimetres of rain has now fallen in the region in the last three days, making rescue operations extremely difficult and severing transport links. Although the Mexican army has been mobilised to help they have been unable to get to the landslide areas except by on foot in many cases. In one incident a group of workers trying to rebuild a road was swept away by a fresh landslide. More bad weather is expected.

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