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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.

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Soldiers search for survivors of Mexico's double storm

Rescue workers in Mexico were still looking for survivors today after landslides buried homes and a bus in the eastern state of Veracruz.

Soldiers and police work around the wreckage of a bus after it was buried by a mountain landslide at Altotonga, Veracruz state Credit: REUTERS/Oscar Martinez

Mexico has been simultaneously battered by two storms as Tropical Depression Ingrid lashed its Gulf coast and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel wrought havoc on its Pacific seaboard.

Soldiers search for survivors after a bus and two nearby houses were buried Credit: REUTERS/Oscar Martinez

Thousands of Mexicans have been displaced while a reported 40,000 tourists remain stranded in the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

Waves flood a beach in Acapulco Credit: REUTERS/Jacobo Garcia

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