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Mexican music group kidnapped after concert

Published on Jan 27, 2013 6:04 AM
 

MONTERREY, Mexico (AFP) - At least 20 people from the musical group Kombo Kolombia were reported missing after a concert in north-eastern Mexico, officials and relatives said Saturday.

Relatives of the missing said the group, 12 musicians and eight crew, were scheduled to play a gig in the Potrero Chico area of the town of Hidalgo, on Thursday night.

But they said, instead, the group seems to have disappeared. "They were not answering their cell phones, but we just thought it was because they were in a remote place," a family member, Jose Ruiz, told AFP.

"We started to look for them, and we found their cars open and empty, and neither they nor their instruments were at the farm where they were scheduled to play." Nuevo Leon security spokesman Jorge Domene, also confirmed the disappearance, saying the 20 people, including musicians and their support staff, have not been heard from since Thursday.

 
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