Death toll in southern Mexico mudslides up to 32

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 1, 2010 03:43

OAXACA, Mexico — A rain-soaked hillside crumbled and crushed an elderly couple in their home Thursday, and rescuers found more bodies buried by earlier landslides, raising the death toll from a series of slides in southern Mexico to at least 32.

In the worst disaster, a mudslide surged into a community in Chiapas state Wednesday, killing 16 people and injuring 13, while another avalanche claimed three lives in the nearby town of Angel Albino Corzo, federal officials said.Heavy rains have beleaguered much of Mexico's south for weeks.


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