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At Least 40 Feared Dead as Mexico Landslide Buries Bus

Rescuers in central Mexico are searching for survivors of a landslide that buried a bus carrying at least 40 passengers.

Emergency workers and army personnel have retrieved only one woman's body, after hours of digging with the aid of heavy equipment.

Local rescuers say the passengers are probably dead, but state official German Garcia refused to speculate on whether anyone could still be alive under the huge mound of mud.

Days of heavy rain caused the collapse of a hillside Wednesday at 0700 local time as the bus drove along a mountain road in Puebla state near the town of San Miguel Eloxochitlan.

The vehicle was packed with passengers. Witnesses said it could have been carrying as many as 60 people when the disaster happened.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.