At least 7 people, including three adults and four minors, were killed after a part of a hillside collapsed in central Mexico due to heavy rainfall on Thursday, according to local authorities.
“Based on preliminary reports, seven bodies without vital signs have been recovered corresponding to three adults and four children; additionally, medical units have transferred two rescued minors to Hospital del Sur,” the Puebla state government said in a statement.
The incident took place at a site where a party was being held on Wednesday night in Santo Tomas Chautla, a small town that is part of the municipality of Puebla, capital of the like-named state.
The mudslide, which occurred just before midnight on Wednesday, was triggered by torrential rains in central Mexico that had begun in the afternoon hours.
Emergency personnel have rescued two young children who were later taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
However, authorities have not ruled out a possible rise in the death toll in the coming hours.
An update on the emergency work carried out Thursday morning is expected during the day.