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Homes buried in Mexico landslides

The state governor fears as many as 1,000 could be buried in the southern state of Oaxaca

Oaxaca state Civil Protection operations coordinator Luis Marin Castillejos says an avalanche in the community of Santa Maria Tlahuitolpetec has killed at least seven people, while at least another 100 are missing.

The state's governor earlier said as many as 1,000 could be buried there.

Castillejos said today another slide in the community of Villa Hidalgo killed at least one person.