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12 dead in Mexican landslide

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Civil protection officials say 12 people were killed and 14 injured by landslide
  • It occurred in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A landslide in southern Mexico left 12 dead and 14 injured, the state-run Notimex news agency reported, citing civil protection officials. Four people were also reported missing.

The landslide happened Wednesday in the town of Amatan, in the state of Chiapas. President Felipe Calderon confirmed the 12 fatalities on his Twitter account.

News of the landslide follows another similar incident in nearby Oaxaca state, where hundreds were feared trapped, but rescuers found that only 11 people were missing and none had been confirmed dead.