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Mexico: Storms leave 97 dead, 58 missing

20th Sep 2013
People walk in front of a flooded supermarket in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, on Sept. 17, 2013. According to the local press, the victims of the floods are not just taking food, or basic needs articles, but also electronics, TV’s, etc. A checkpoint has been set up by the Mexican Navy, nearby Puerto Marques, to take away any “sumptuous” or “fun” article. (Xinhua/Angel Gutierrez)


MEXICO CITY,  (Xinhua): The death toll from two devastating storms climbed to 97 in Mexico and at least 58 people were still missing after a landslide smashed a village in the south of the country, officials said Thursday.

“At this time (are) 97 deaths from these two natural phenomena, ” Luis Felipe Puente, National Coordinator of Civil Protection, told a TV broadcaster.

There were also 58 people missing after a massive landslide smashed a small village in the country’s southern mountains, he said.

Local authorities were taking efforts to determine whether the missing were still alive, although Guerrero State Govenor Angel Aguirre said “it’s very likely these 58 missing people lost their lives.”

So far, 344 people have been rescued from the village of La Pintada with federal helicopters, some of whom injured and one in serious condition, said Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, adding that another 46 will be flown out of the area on Thursday.

Heavy rains pouring over the village could trigger more landslides and increase the risk for rescue workers to evacuate the last residents from the village, the minister said.

Storm Manuel, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km per hour entered the Sinaloa state, the northwestern coast of the country, National Weather Service said.

Sinaloa state civil protection authorities said some areas were flooding and that more than 200 people were evacuated from small fishing villages on the coast.

The disaster, which was the first time since 1958 that two storms hit the country’s opposite coasts within 24 hours, triggered some of the country’s worst flood and landslides. It stranded about 40,000 tourists in Acapulco resorts and forced nearly 50,000 people nationwide to evacuate from their homes


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