Children missing after Mexican mudslide

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The Independent US

A landslide in a mountain town sent authorities scrambling to deploy rescue workers but initial reports that hundreds were buried proved overblown.

Officials originally said the landslide in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec had left hundreds of houses buried and at least 500 people believed dead. But as rescue workers reached the remote area, they learned the landslide was far less deadly. "There are no confirmed deaths up until now," spokesman Francisco Blake said. He said 11 people, including eight children, were reported missing.