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Mexican village buries 13 victims of mudslide

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VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - Villagers in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz have buried eight children and five adults killed earlier this week in a mudslide.

   Residents say the two houses swept away by a wave of mud and sand were just downhill from a pit where sand was being extracted for building material.

   Local rock quarry operator Jacobo Rodriguez says such accidents have happened before at quarries and sand pits around the village of Manzanatitla.

   He said Thursday that locals don't complain about the safety risk because the quarries are one of the few sources of income.

   About 1,500 people attended the funeral procession and burial.

   Those killed Monday included five children ranging in age from 2 to 11, a week-old baby and an 8-month-old boy.
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