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Last Updated: Wednesday September 29 2010 12:05 GMT

In pics: Mudslide hits small Mexico town

Mudslide in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico - cars buried by mud

A mudslide has hit a small Mexican town called Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec. Rescue workers are trying to find 11 missing people, including eight children.

Mudslide in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico - man looks at damage

The hillside collapsed on Tuesday morning at 4am, when most people there were in bed. At first it was thought hundreds of people had died but so far no-one's been reported dead.

Mudslide in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico - man lift buried car

The mud has buried loads of cars and homes, and cut off electricity to the town.

Mudslide in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico - broken bridge in Tlacolula

Some of the worst rain on record has triggered flooding and mudslides in Mexico - this nearby bridge has been snapped in half.

Mudslide in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico - view of damage

The town, in the southern state of Oaxaca, has been evacuated in case there are more mudslides to come.

Mudslide in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico - rescue worker helps survivor across zip-line

Here a rescue worker is helping a survivor cross an overflowing river using a zip-line.