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More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides, flooding

At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, government minister Miguel Angel Os said late Friday. Os, speaking to reporters from the resort town of Acapulco, in one of the worst-affected regions, also said that 68 people have been reported missing. str-gbv/ch/hmn

Acapulco road reopens, rescuers seek mudslide victims

Thousands of tourists trapped in flood-stricken Acapulco for almost a week packed into cars and buses on Friday after authorities reopened the road link to Mexico City following deadly storms. The good news for increasingly angry beachgoers contrasted with the grim search for scores of people missing in nearby mountains after a massive mudslide swallowed half their village.

Acapulco road reopens, rescuers seek mudslide victims

Tourists trapped in flood-stricken Acapulco for almost a week packed into cars and buses on Friday after authorities reopened the road link to Mexico City following deadly storms. The good news for increasingly angry beachgoers contrasted with the grim search for scores of people missing in nearby mountains after a massive mudslide swallowed half of their village. While rescuers dug through mud in La Pintada, authorities were searching for a police helicopter that disappeared while conducting relief missions in the same mountain region of southwestern Guerrero state.

Acapulco road reopens, rescuers seek mudslide victims

Mexican authorities re-opened Friday the highway linking Acapulco to Mexico City, giving thousands of tourists trapped in the flooded Pacific resort for almost a week a new way out following deadly storms. The good news for increasingly angry tourists contrasted with the grim search for scores of people missing in nearby mountains after a massive mudslide swallowed half of their village. Authorities were also searching for a police helicopter that disappeared while conducting relief missions in the same mountain region of southwestern Guerrero state.

Authorities re-open road to evacuate Acapulco tourists

Authorities partially re-opened the highway linking Acapulco to Mexico City on Friday, giving a new way out to thousands of tourists trapped by floods for almost a week. "Traffic resumes on the Acapulco Mexico City highway," the transport ministry said on Twitter. bur/lth/dw

Mexico storm death toll approaches 100 as rescuers resume search for victims of mudslide

The storms flooded half of Acapulco, including the airport terminal, while landslides blocked the only roads linking the city to the capital. Thousands of angry, stranded tourists held a protest, demanding swifter airlifts.

Rescuers pull bodies from Mexico mudslide

Rescuers pulled two bodies Thursday from a mudslide that buried a Mexican village, but dozens remained missing after storms lashed the country and killed almost 100 people nationwide. As soldiers and police removed debris in the southwestern village of La Pintada, Hurricane Manuel pounded the northwest state of Sinaloa, bringing more rain to the flood-stricken nation before degenerating hours later.

Rescuers pull bodies from Mexico mudslide

Rescuers pulled two bodies Thursday from a mudslide that buried a Mexican village, but dozens remained missing after storms lashed the country and killed almost 100 people nationwide. As soldiers and police removed debris in the southwestern village, Hurricane Manuel pounded the northwest state of Sinaloa, bringing more rain to the flood-stricken nation before weakening back to a tropical depression hours later.

Tropical storm death toll upped to 97 in Mexico

Mexico City, Sep 19 (EFE).- The twin tropical storms that have ravaged a good part of Mexico since last weekend have killed at least 97 people and forced the evacuation of thousands, Mexican authorities said Thursday. The latest count of fatalities was provided by national Civil Protection chief Luis Felipe Puente, who said that of the dead, 65 perished in the southern state of Guerrero and the rest in 10 other states around the country.

Rescuers search for Mexico mudslide victims

Rescuers searched Thursday for 68 people missing since a massive mudslide buried a Mexican village, while deaths from storms that battered the country neared 100 nationwide. As 100 soldiers and police removed rubble with their hands in the southwestern village, Hurricane Manuel pounded the northwest state of Sinaloa, bringing more rain to the flood-stricken nation before weakening back to tropical storm strength.
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