Margarito Hernandez lost three family members in the disaster
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Mexican recalls moment deadly mudslide tore through village

Margarito Hernandez will never forget Mexican Independence Day 2013.

It was supposed to be a day of celebration. Instead it turned into a nightmare for many, when La Pintada - a small village in the mountains of Guerrero - was almost completely destroyed by a mudslide caused by the torrential rains.

The 18-year-old carpenter's father, brother and sister-in-law were killed by the wall of mud which tore through the village in a matter of seconds.

They are among the 68 people missing, presumed dead.

"Everything was destroyed in a minute", says Hernandez.

  • 27 Sep 2013
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