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Hidalgo : Mexico | Jan 28, 2013 at 6:22 PM PST
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A team of 20 musicians and crew of the Mexican Band Kombo Kolombia have gone missing after doing a gig and there are fears about their safety and wellbeing because the area is notorious for kidnappings and violence by drug gangs.

This has been reported in news.sky.com of dated 27th of January 2013.

It seems the band which is famous for its Colombian vallenato music, was supposed to perform in Hidalgo in northwest of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon but did not turn up.

Their mobile phones were not reachable and, after along search, relatives came across their vehicles that were discovered abandoned.

Thee was no trace of either the occupants or their musical instruments and they had not reached the farm where they were supposed to play.

A report on foxnews.com mentions about the discovery of 8 bodies in a well from the area where the group had gone missing and investigations have been lunched.

Incidentally, drug gangs have killed musicians in the past.

In 2007, Sergio Gomez, a singer attached to the K-Paz de la Sierra band had been kidnapped after a concerts in Michoacan and later his body found – he had been strangulated.

Similarly, in 2010, another musician Sergio Vega (El Shaka) had been shot dead as he was driving by in a Cadillac in Sinaloa state.

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  • At least eight bodies found where Kombo Kolombia band went missing

      The Independent
    Suggested Topics At least eight bodies have been pulled from a well in northern Mexico, near the site where 20 people went missing late last week, including 16 members of a Colombian-style band, a state forensic official said today. The official said...
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      United Press International
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  • Bodies found in Mexico may be those of missing band

      Los Angeles Times
    Select a date range Create a custom date range From: To: January 28, 2013 , 1:08 p.m. Bodies found dumped in a well in northeastern Mexico may be those of the 18 musicians and staff of a band that went missing after a Thursday night performance,...
  • 12 bodies pulled from Mexico well after band kidnapped

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    11 pm Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Monterrey, MexicoThe fate of a Colombian-style music band missing in Mexico grew clearer and grimmer Monday after authorities pulled four of their bodies from a well and tried to identify eight more.
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