Filiberto Reyes Villa, a resident of Tepeji del Rio, Hidalgo, said: "It started to hail and lasted one hour exactly, began to collect the water of the two canyons and began to bring the cars."
Fernando Miranda, mayor of Hidalgo, said: "We have approximately 15 damaged vehicles washed away, in total we estimate about seven communities affected."
"The house if you can see has feet of ice in them, it looked about two meters high," said Jorge Garcia, Tepeji neighbor River.
The neighbors were alarmed and climbed to roofs to escape the flood.
Fernando Moctezuma, Hidalgo government secretary, said: "15 vehicles were carried through the channels by hail that reached almost seven feet tall".
At kilometer 71 of the Mexico-Queretaro highway, a landslide buried 5 vehicles.
"Unfortunately, until now we have a report of seven people died in what is the highway," said Moctezuma Fernando Pereda, Hidalgo Government Secretary.
During the early hours of Monday authorities began assessing the damage.
Tepeji: Tornado Damaged 150 houses
Four people were injured after landslide in Mexico-Queretaro highway were taken to a hospital in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, while residents of Tepeji River cleanup done at home, as the whirlwind accompanied by hail damaged 150 homes and dragged at least 22 cars.
Yesterday, a storm, accompanied by hail, hit Tepeji River, causing severe flooding and mudslides. Hail and mud were introduced to several houses the San Francisco, in some of them up to five feet tall.
A storm with hail that fell last night in the town of Tepeji del Rio, Hidalgo, caused the landslide that buried a hill two vehicles and damaged three others that circulated on the Mexico-Queretaro highway.
The unfortunate accident occurred at kilometer 72 in the section known as River-Jilotepec Tepeji, Colonia Ejido del Carmen, in the direction of the City, federal police came and emergency units from different municipalities who were quick to search and rescue of victims.
On site killed seven people, five occupants of a Tsuru taxi and two occupants of a truck Blazer buried beneath several tons of dirt and mud.
Bulldozers and shovels were used by rescuers to reach literally vehicles were crushed.
For more than six hours Mexico-Queretaro highway towards the City was closed to traffic by the Federal Police car causing long lines that stretched for over 15 miles.
At 14:30 hours (local) on that Sunday, a Twitter user alerted Federal Roads and Bridges (Capufe) on the risk of breaking off on the freeway. "Between 75 and 74 km road Querétaro Mexico is about to break off (one) section of the hill to the lower rail," Ricardo Miranda tweeted.
Through a statement, said that yes Capufe inspected the stretch of highway that Miranda reported, but "at that time showed no signs of cracks or risks."
The agency said the landslide occurred in the area not reported through the social network. "The landslide was presented at km 70 +400, ie 5 miles from tweet sent".
The bottleneck for the accident on Sunday reached over 20 kilometers, said NOTIMEX.
In the rescue military involved at least 66 Federal Police officers, according NOTIMEX, while the area is cordoned off and vehicular traffic has been diverted.