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Mexico: Twin Storms Leave Dozens Dead
Landslides and heavy rain triggered by Tropical Storm Manuel have caused at least 24 deaths on Mexico's Pacific coast.
The US National Hurricane Centre said the storm began to weaken after making landfall near the port of Manzanillo, but the threat of flash flooding and mudslides remained.
In the southern coastal state of Guerrero, authorities said a landslide on the outskirts of Acapulco buried a house, with six members of the same family killed.
Three people were swept to their deaths by a river and another was killed when a wall collapsed on top of them in the city.
Heavy rain has caused rivers to overflow, damaging hundreds of homes and disrupting communications.
Tropical Storm Manuel had sustained winds of up to 40mph and was moving northwest. It is expected to dissipate later on Monday.
Mexico is also being affected by Hurricane Ingrid in the Caribbean Sea.
Rain from the hurricane has caused landslides in the central states of Puebla and Hidalgo. It is expected to make landfall this morning.
Manuel was expected to dump up to 15 inches of rain over Guerrero and Michoacan, with 25 inches possible in some isolated areas.
Officials in the gulf state of Veracruz began evacuating residents on Friday, with civil protection authorities saying more than 6,600 people had been moved to shelters or alternative accommodation.
Last week, 13 people died in Veracruz when a landslide buried their homes in heavy rain caused by Tropical Depression Fernand.