Newscast Media MEXICO CITY—The death toll from rain, landslides, and floods in
Mexico has risen to 97 as a new hurricane hits northwest of the country, officials
“For the moment, there are 97 deaths from these two weather phenomena,” Luis
Felipe Puente, the national civil protection coordinator, said on Thursday, referring to
Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel which hit the country’s east and west
coasts earlier this week.
The official said that 65 of the deaths have been registered in the southwestern
state of Guerrero which has been hit worst.
State civil protection official Constantino Gonzales Vargas also said that over 2,000
people have been evacuated, power to 21,000 homes has been cut off and bridges
and roads have been severely damaged in Guerrero.
This is while a fresh wave of hurricane Manuel, the same weather system that roared
through the country earlier this week, battered the state of Sinaloa and caused the
evacuation of a small fishing town.
There have been no reports of the fresh storm in Sinaloa.
Source: Press TV