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Mudslide kills 2 workers in Mexico, 3 others injured

By the CNN Wire Staff

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A rain-induced mudslide at a construction site in Mexico's capital has left two workers dead and three others injured, city officials told CNNMexico.com.

Workers were removing a protective barrier Monday at the Mexico City work site when rain-soaked soil collapsed on top of them. They were digging at a depth of nearly 15 feet (4.5 meters), trying to find a drainage pipe, CNNMexico reported.

Mexico City received about a half-inch (13.7 mm) of rain Monday, the state-run Notimex news agency said. The city was placed under a yellow alert, which means precipitation of up to 0.6 inch (15 mm) was expected.