Tourists stranded as flooding closes Acapulco airport

The airport buildings are flooded stranding tourists.
The airport buildings are flooded stranding tourists. Credit: APTN

Flights have been cancelled at Acapulco airport after incessant rain left vast areas of the international terminal underwater, leaving scores of tourists stranded in the storm-ravaged city.

The airport buildings are flooded stranding tourists.
The airport buildings are flooded stranding tourists. Credit: APTN

Acapulco's heavy rains were spawned by two major storms that converged on Mexico from the Pacific and the Gulf, triggering flash floods that washed away homes and landslides in eastern Mexico.

The runways are also swamped.
The runways are also swamped. Credit: APTN

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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.