VERACRUZ, Mexico (September 10, 2013)--Mud and sand slid off the side of a hill after days of heavy rains and swept over two homes, killing eight people in Mexico’s Veracruz state, officials said.
Two people were rescued alive from the buried houses, which were hit late Monday in the town of Manzanatitla in a mountainous area about 200 miles east of Mexico City.
Heavy rains have been falling across southeastern and central Mexico in recent days.
Tropical Storm Fernand caused landslides and flooding that killed 13 people in Veracruz state last month.
The state's secretary of civil protection has not released the names of the latest victims.