5 dead in southern Mexico from mudslide, drowning

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — Four residents of the southern Mexico state of Chiapas died when a landslide caused by heavy rains collapsed their house, and a Portuguese tourist died when she fell into a rain-swollen river, authorities said Tuesday.

The state civil defense office said the landslide claimed the lives of a woman and three children Monday in a rural community just outside the Chiapas state capital.

On Tuesday, rescuers found the body of the 23-year-old Portuguese woman several miles (kilometers) downstream from where she fell or dove in at a series of pools and small waterfalls known as Agua Azul.

The normally turquoise waters of the tourist spot were a muddy brown from heavy rains in recent days.