Two tropical storms batter Mexico

Mexico is being battered by two storms - one on its east coast and one on its west.

More than 5,000 people have been evacuated on the Gulf of Mexico coast ahead of Hurricane Ingrid which already has winds of 75mph.

Tropical Storm Manuel hit the western coast, on the Pacific Ocean, bringing almost twice the monthly rainfall in three days.

The states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Chihuahua have been the worst hit with some road and telecommunications links down.

Flood-affected residents on the back of a truck in Poza Rica, in the Mexican state of Veracruz Credit: Reuters
Damage has been extensive across the west coast of Mexico Credit: Reuters
Almost twice the average monthly rainfall has fallen in three days Credit: Reuters

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Death toll up in Mexico floods

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced that the confirmed death toll from the flooding and landslides brought by the twin weekend storms of Manuel and Ingrid had risen to 101 from 97. The figure does not include the 68 missing.