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At least 1 dead, 10 missing in landslide near Mexico City

Mexico Landslide
Posted at 7:48 PM, Sep 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 12:48:14-04

TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico (AP) — A section of mountain on the outskirts of Mexico City has given way, plunging rocks the size of small homes onto a densely populated neighborhood and leaving at least one person dead and at least 10 missing.

Rescue teams scaled a three-story pile of rock where houses had been in a Tlalnepantla neighborhood Friday.

They are slowly excavating areas looking for people trapped below.

Images from the area showed a segment of the steep, green side of the peak known as Chiquihuite sheared off above a field of giant rubble with closely packed homes remaining on either side.