7 Dead in Mudslide on Mexican Highway

The Mexican government says a rain-soaked hillside has collapsed onto a major highway, killing seven people north of Mexico City.

The federal Transportation Department says the victims were travelling in two vehicles when a rain-soaked hillside collapsed onto a major highway between Mexico City and Queretaro.

The department said Monday the dead range in age from 9 to 71 years, while the injured include a 3-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy.

Photos from the scene of Sunday’s slide showed the vehicles essentially buried in tons of mud and rock, and partly crushed.