Storm Death Toll Rises To 130 In Mexico

MEXICO CITY (September 24, 2013)--The death toll from floods and mudslides last week in Mexico rose to 130 Tuesday, after eight more bodies were found buried in a landslide.

Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said Tuesday that the bodies were recovered in Acatepec, a small town in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, the state hit hardest by Tropical Storm Manuel.

Soldiers and emergency workers are still searching for bodies in the biggest mudslide, which smashed into the Guerrero hamlet of La Pintada, where 68 people are believed to have died, although few of their bodies have been recovered.

While Manuel was doing most of the damage last week, Hurricane Ingrid hit Mexico's Gulf coast at the same time, also causing floods and landslides.


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