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In pictures: Mexico landslide

Rescue workers search wreckage in San Juan Grijalva

A wall of mud and rock swept into the Grijalva river in southern Mexico's Chiapas state, destroying the village of San Juan Grijalva.

San Juan Grijalva

At least 16 people are missing, feared dead. The state's governor said a hillside collapsed into the river, creating a wave of mud and water that flattened the community.

Woman and children from San Juan Grijalva at emergency shelter

Residents of San Juan Grijalva said they were woken on Sunday night by a loud roaring noise as the hillside collapsed.

Site of San Juan Grijalva

Many of the village's 600 residents ran for high ground as the landslide swept down the narrow valley.

San Juan Grijalva

A week of heavy rains has swollen rivers and left 80% of neighbouring Tabasco state under water.

First aid is given to a woman at San Juan Grijalva

Mexico's emergency services have been stretched to the limit as some of the worst flooding in more than 50 years has left hundreds of thousands without shelter.



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