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Friday, October 8, 1999 Published at 21:00 GMT 22:00 UK

World: Americas

In pictures: Mexico counts the dead

Rescuers are trying to reach people stranded in outlying villages by the worst floods Mexico has seen in 40 years, but help is coming too late for some.

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Villagers in Teziutlan form a human chain to clear debris after a mudslide which killed at least 150 people.

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Soldiers and Red Cross workers carry a body dug out of the mud in Teziutlan.

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Bernaro Solis digs a grave in Teziutlan for a family member killed by the mudslide.

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Another body is taken away for burial.

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Help for the living: two soldiers carry a mattress to dry land in Villahermosa in Tabasco state.

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This truck overturned when the Casones River flooded in Veracruz.

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