Hundreds of Mexican children rescued from refuge

Mexico has said it had rescued 458 children from a vermin-infested refuge for abandoned boys and girls.

Authorities raided the home known as "La Gran Familia" (The Big Family) in the western Mexican city of Zamora, following at least 50 complaints about its operators.

Zamora lies in the west of Mexico. Credit: Google Maps

The children had to beg for money on the streets, eat unsanitary food and sleep on the floor among bugs, the officials said.

Some suffered sexual abuse, the government said.