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16 killed in fresh Mexico landslide

A new mudslide has killed 16 people and left four missing in Chiapas, near the southern state of Oaxaca where 11 people went missing following a landslide, authorities said on Wednesday.

world Updated: Sep 30, 2010 07:38 IST

A new mudslide has killed 16 people and left four missing in Chiapas, near the southern state of Oaxaca where 11 people went missing following a landslide, authorities said on Wednesday.

The 16 were killed in the village of Reforma, in the town of Amatan in Mexico's southernmost Chiapas state, said a state official, who added that four others were missing in the disaster.

"Sixteen people have died and their bodies have been recovered. There are eight children and eight adults," state public works chief Guillermo Castellanos said.

Civil protection workers and state governor Juan Sabines were on scene as the search for the missing continued, Castellanos added.