Sunday, June 05, 2011

Great Moments in Looney Tunes-Inspired Tragedy II

Cue Coyote and Roadrunner.

Residents Evacuated As Boulder Looms Over Mexican Village

Authorities in the central Mexican state of Queretaro evacuated the residents of a village threatened by a giant boulder dangling from a crag, officials said Thursday.

All 363 inhabitants of Adjunta de Higueras were taken to a makeshift shelter at an elementary school in neighboring Peña Blanca, the state government said in a statement.

The authorities who supervised the evacuation also took steps to protect the residents' possessions in the event the boulder breaks loose and devastates the village, while Queretaro police are standing guard over the now-deserted community to prevent looting.

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