* Landslide buries hundreds of homes
* Weather, location could delay rescue efforts
(Adds bad weather, rescue efforts)
OAXACA, Mexico, Sept 28 A landslide buried some
300 homes in southwestern Mexico early on Tuesday and is feared
to have killed hundreds while they slept, local authorities and
Heavy rain in the mountains of Oaxaca state loosened the
soil around the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, four hours'
drive from the capital of Oaxaca, famous for its colonial
buildings and nearby archeological sites.
Authorities said bad weather had affected roads in the area
and would delay rescue teams. A civil protection source
declined to comment on the estimated number of victims but
Excelsior, a leading national newspaper, said 1,000 people were
A storm system in the western Caribbean has generated
widespread rain in the area over the past week.
(Reporting by Nadya Altamirano; editing by Mohammad Zargham)