11 Aug 2012

Mass killing survivor claim

12:07 pm on 11 August 2012

A man is claiming to have survived a mass killing near the city of San Luis Potosi in northern Mexico.

Police found 14 bodies in a van early on Thursday after receiving a tip-off about an abandoned vehicle on the highway leading from San Luis Potosi to Zacatecas.

The man said he managed to survive by playing dead and letting the attackers pile him into the van along with the other bodies.

He said he fled into the hills when the assailants stopped for petrol and was later found by state police.

Police said the bodies had bullet wounds and some showed signs of torture.

The BBC reports they suspect they were abducted on Wednesday in another state.