Rain, landslides, and floods have claimed at least 20 lives and forced thousands of people out of their homes in Mexico.
Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel hit the country’s east and west coasts, officials told AFP on Sunday. Fourteen people died in the southwestern state of Guerrero and six in the central states of Puebla and Hidalgo, officials said. State civil protection official Constantino Gonzales Vargas said, in Guerrero, more than 2,000 people had to leave their homes and power to 21,000 homes was cut off. Of the 14 killed in the state, six died on Saturday when a van's driver lost control on a slippery road to the resort city of Acapulco. Landslides and the collapse of walls in three Guerrero towns killed six others while two more people were swept away by a swollen river in the state capital Chilpancingo. Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed in a landslide in Tlatlauquitepec in the central state of Puebla. Also in the central state of Hidalgo, a nurse and her driver died after their car was swept away by an overflowing river. Another woman died after a landslide struck her house. Other reports put the death toll at different figures.