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Guard, 50 horses die in storm

August 27, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Heavy rains killed at least 50 horses at a Mexico City equestrian club and the 71-year-old watchman who tried to save them, officials said.

The Monday night storm sent mud and water spilling through the La Barranca horse club, trapping many of the horses in their stalls, said Mexico state emergency director Arturo Vilchis.

Night watchman Emilio Campos died while trying to save the animals, Vilchis said.

The equestrian club is at the end of a tree-lined cobblestone road in a wealthy neighborhood on the edge of Mexico City.

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