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Man apparently dies in hill of polluted soap suds in Mexico

Posted at 9:51 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 14:10:14-04

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A towering hill of soap suds floating atop a heavily polluted stream in Mexico has apparently killed a man who stopped to take a selfie, fell into the quivering mass and disappeared.

Authorities in the central state of Puebla are still looking for the man who fell into a mound of suds 20 feet (6 meters) high.

The local civil defense office launched a search Monday, using fire hoses to compact the suds and a large fan to try to blow a path into the mass.

It took almost a whole day just to locate his car.

Authorities say excess detergents from homes that drain into streams feeding the Valsequillo reservoir caused the suds to accumulate.