At least three members of a family, including two children, were killed when a mudslide buried several dwellings in a mountainous area in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, emergency management officials said Tuesday.
The mudslide occurred in Tecoa, a community outside the city of Coscomatepec, located nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mexico City, following heavy rains in the area, Veracruz emergency management office spokesmen told Efe.
The bodies of a woman and her two children, ages 8 months and 8, were found Tuesday morning, the emergency management officials said.
Rescue teams found Pablo Torres Morales, 9, and Susana Trujillo, 21, alive, emergency management officials said.
Veracruz has been drenched in the past few hours by torrential rains that have caused flooding in the cities of Cordoba, Orizaba and Coscomatepec.
About 100 people have been evacuated from their homes and taken to shelters, officials said. EFE