Baby ripped from mother's hands as tornado hits Mexico

The deadly tornado that ripped through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna has now claimed at least 14 lives after searchers found the body of a baby. Search teams found the baby's body amid the rubble of shattered houses, Ciudad Acuna spokesman Edgar Gonzalez said.

The baby had been ripped "from its mothers hands" by the force of the tornado.

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Baby's body found in Mexico tornado rubble

Residents stand outside their damaged houses. Credit: Reuters

The deadly tornado that ripped through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna has now claimed at least 14 lives after searchers found the body of a baby.

Search teams found the baby's body amid the rubble of shattered houses, Ciudad Acuna spokesman Edgar Gonzalez said.

The baby had been ripped "from its mothers hands" by the force of the tornado.

Mr Gonzalez said that four people from one family are still missing, a day after the twister injured about 300 people and destroyed or heavily damaged 200 homes.

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Death tolls rises to 11 after tornado hits Mexico

Hundreds of homes were damaged by the tornado Credit: RTV

At least 11 people died and around 180 were injured after a tornado ripped through the northern Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna.

Residents attempt to clear the wreckage Credit: RTV

Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez said as many as 350 homes were damaged and numerous cars damaged in the city that lies across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, officials said.

The tornado destroyed numerous cars Credit: RTV

"We're working on clearing the debris of the destroyed buildings and cars that were displaced," said Francisco Martinez, the deputy minister for Civil Protection in Coahuila.

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