September 28th, 2010
09:54 AM ET

Governor: Up to 1,000 trapped in Oaxaca, Mexico landslide

Up to 1,000 people may have been trapped by a landslide in the southwestern Mexico state of Oaxaca, Gov. Ulises Ruiz said Tuesday morning.

A hill about 650 feet wide (200 meters) collapsed early Tuesday, sending tons of mud atop up to 300 houses, Ruiz told CNN affiliate Televisa.

Rescue officials, heavy machinery as well as police and military authorities were on their way to the scene, Ruiz said.

"We expect to get there in time to rescue these people," he said.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest developments as soon as we get it.


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  1. boo

    Everyone needs, and deserves our prayers. God does not punish us. He is a God of love.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Three Dog Mama

    Boy, that must have been some comment. It doesn't appear to be there anymore. What was said?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Phil from MD

    there are no quetzals in oaxaca

    September 28, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. lilOneA

    UT shooting?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lety

    Mexican news is reporting an estimated 300 homes were buried by the mudslide, hundreds are feared dead as rescue workers are having difficulty entering the site.
    My heart and prayers go out to the victims, their families and may God guide the rescue workers in their efforts to rescue these people

    September 28, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. NMCB

    they just wanted to 1-up chile

    September 28, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
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  9. mary chris smith

    I missed parrot's comment. sniff. don't censor parrot.

    September 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ahmed

    I am also interested in the question Pugs raised about getting products to review. I recently looked at Buzz for Stuff and it seems that they want the buzz before they send you any stuff, and the stuff may not even be what they want you to buzz about. It doesn’t look like what I thought it would.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
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