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Associated Press - July 5, 2007 10:33 AM ET

ELOXOCHITLAN, Mexico (AP) - Rescuers have recovered at least 14 bodies from a bus buried in a landslide in Mexico.

Officials say at least 40 passengers are thought to have been aboard when a mountainside gave way, covering the bus with rocks and mud. Heavy rains this week are being blamed for triggering the landslide.

Five hundred soldiers and rescue workers have been on the scene since yesterday afternoon, digging through the debris in hopes of finding survivors.

Weeping relatives and local residents have crowded around barriers, waiting for news. Local media are reporting more than 50 people may have been on board. Officials say it's impossible to know the exact number of passengers, because the bus made stops along its route.

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