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Rains Cause Landslide in Eastern Mexico, Killing 13

September 11, 2013

By The Associated Press

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VERACRUZ, Mexico - Authorities in eastern Mexico say mud and sand slid off the side of a hill after days of heavy rains, swept over two homes and killed eight people. Officials say two people were rescued alive from the buried houses in Veracruz state.

The two homes were hit late Monday in the town of Manzanatitla, which is in a mountainous area about 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of Mexico City.

Heavy rains have been falling across southeastern and central Mexico in recent days.

Tropical Storm Fernand caused landslides and flooding that killed 13 people in Veracruz state last month.

The state`s secretary of civil protection has not released the names of the latest victims.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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