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Mexico Landslide Horror
With a low, rumbling roar, an arc of dirt, rock and mud tumbled down the hillside in the remote mountain village of La Pintada, sweeping houses in its path, burying half the hamlet and leaving 68 people missing in its mad race to the river bed below. It was the biggest known tragedy caused by twin weekend storms that struck Mexico, creating floods and landslides across the nation and killing at least 97 people as of Thursday — not counting those missing in La Pintada.
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Nancy Gomez, 21, an injured resident of La Pintada, and her 1-year-old baby, receive medical attention in a shelter at the Convention Center in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Federal police rescued more than 300 people from La Pintada after it was hit by a landslide Monday afternoon, but officials said at least 58 people were missing and presumed dead. Gomez said that she heard a strange sound and went to look out the doorway of her family's house, her baby clutched in her arms. She saw the ground move, then felt a jolt from behind as her father tried to push her to safety. She never saw him again. (AP Photo/Michael Weissenstein)
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Nancy Gomez, 21, an injured resident of La Pintada, and her 1-year-old baby, receive medical attention in a shelter at the Convention Center in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Federal police rescued more than 300 people from La Pintada after it was hit by a landslide Monday afternoon, but officials said at least 58 people were missing and presumed dead. Gomez said that she heard a strange sound and went to look out the doorway of her family's house, her baby clutched in her arms. She saw the ground move, then felt a jolt from behind as her father tried to push her to safety. She never saw him again. (AP Photo/Michael Weissenstein)
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Marisela, 24, holds her newly-born daughter Paola Jazmin, in a shelter for residents affected by Tropical Storm Manuel, south of Acapulco, in Punta Diamante, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Rain water pours into the beach due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Flooding and landslides unleashed by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have claimed at least a dozen lives in Mexico and sparked the evacuations of thousands of people even before the weather systems had made landfall on the country's east and west coasts. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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A man takes a photo with his phone as a car lies on its side after a portion of a hill collapsed due to heavy rains in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.Flooding and landslides unleashed by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have claimed at least a dozen lives in Mexico and sparked the evacuations of thousands of people even before the weather systems had made landfall on the country's east and west coasts. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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A car lies on its side after a portion of a hill collapsed due to heavy rains in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Flooding and landslides unleashed by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have claimed at least a dozen lives in Mexico and sparked the evacuations of thousands of people even before the weather systems had made landfall on the country's east and west coasts. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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Rain water pours into the beach due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Flooding and landslides unleashed by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have claimed at least a dozen lives in Mexico and sparked the evacuations of thousands of people even before the weather systems had made landfall on the country's east and west coasts. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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A sewage canal carries raging rain water caused by Tropical Storm Manuel as it begins to overflow in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. In the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero, rains unleashed by Manuel resulted in the deaths of six people when their SUV lost control on a highway headed for the tourist resort of Acapulco. Another five people died in landslides in Guerrero and Puebla states, while the collapse of a fence killed another person in Acapulco. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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A home dangles on the banks of the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Twin storms left scenes of havoc on both of Mexico's coasts on Tuesday, with tens of thousands of tourists stranded in resort city of Acapulco on the Pacific and heavy damage reported along the Gulf coast. City officials said some 23,000 homes, mostly on Acapulco's outskirts, were without electricity and water. An unknown number of homes were badly damaged by landslides and flooding. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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Residents of the storm-battered southern Mexican state of Guerrero use the courtesy phones provided at a temporary shelter in the Convention Center in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Hundreds were in the shelter, including several hundred from a village hit by a landslide Monday afternoon, where officials said at least 58 people were missing and presumed dead. (AP Photo/Michael Weissenstein)
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People are aided with the help of a bulldozer to cross a road after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Manuel on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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People prepare to walk over rubble blocking a road after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Manuel on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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A young boy sits on the tarmac of a military airbase in hopes of getting a seat on a Mexican Air Force jet flight, in Pie de la Cuesta, near Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport after Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on Sunday. The airport as well, was flooded. Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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People stand on the edge of a collapsed bridge, background, as they wait to ferry their goods via a boat across the Papagayos River, south of Acapulco, near Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Army soldiers work to try to get their vehicle out of a flooded portion of a road caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. In the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero, rains unleashed by Manuel resulted in the deaths of six people when their SUV lost control on a highway headed for the tourist resort of Acapulco. Another five people died in landslides in Guerrero and Puebla states, while the collapse of a fence killed another person in Acapulco. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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Residents use a makeshift zip line to cross after a bridge collapsed under the force of the rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The toll from devastating twin storms climbed to 80 on Wednesday as isolated areas reported deaths and damage to the outside world, and Mexican officials said that a massive landslide in the mountains north of Acapulco could drive the number of confirmed dead even higher. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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Friends and relatives stand next to caskets containing the remains of members of the Gallegos family after a landslide buried a home on the outskirts of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Twin storms, Manuel and Ingrid, left scenes of havoc on both of Mexico's coasts. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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A man walks past tied up chairs at the Miramar beach as Hurricane Ingrid approaches the coast in Ciudad Madero, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. Tropical Storm Manuel swept onto Mexico's Pacific coast Sunday while Hurricane Ingrid swirled offshore on the other side of the country, as heavy rains and landslides caused at least 24 deaths and led authorities to evacuate thousands.(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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A family rests in a shelter as they wait to be ferried out by air, south of Acapulco, in Punta Diamante, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A man uses a makeshift zip line to cross a river after a bridge collapsed under the force of the rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The toll from devastating twin storms climbed to 80 on Wednesday as isolated areas reported deaths and damage to the outside world, and Mexican officials said that a massive landslide in the mountains north of Acapulco could drive the number of confirmed dead even higher. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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A woman is comforted as she sits next to all her dead family members after a landslide sled into their wooden built home on the outskirts the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. In the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero, rains unleashed by Tropical Storm Manuel resulted in the deaths of six people when their SUV lost control on a highway headed for the tourist resort of Acapulco. Another five people died in landslides in Guerrero and Puebla states, while the collapse of a fence killed another person in Acapulco. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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A federal police helicopter flies over a river, south of Acapulco, near the town of Lomas de Chapultepec, Guerrero state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport after Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on Sunday. The airport as well, was flooded. Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Remnants of a collapsed bridge litter the Papagayos River, south of Acapulco, near Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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People work to look for bodies and salvage belongings after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drench Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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A young resident from the village La Pintada leans out a bus window as she waits to be driven from a temporary shelter at the convention center to another shelter, in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Federal police rescued more than 300 people from La Pintada after it was hit by a landslide Monday afternoon. It was the biggest known tragedy caused by twin weekend storms that struck Mexico, creating floods and landslides across the nation and killing at least 97 people as of Thursday - not counting those missing in La Pintada. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A man scouts the area, looking for valuables or food, that may have been dropped by looters who pillaged a nearby store, south of Acapulco, in Punta Diamante, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A young resident from the village La Pintada peeks from out a bus window as she waits to be driven from a temporary shelter at the convention center to another shelter, in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Federal police rescued more than 300 people from La Pintada after it was hit by a landslide Monday afternoon. It was the biggest known tragedy caused by twin weekend storms that struck Mexico, creating floods and landslides across the nation and killing at least 97 people as of Thursday - not counting those missing in La Pintada. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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People use a makeshift ladder to cross a bridge that was damaged by the floods caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Carrizal, Mexico, Thursday Sept. 19, 2013. Federal officials raised the death toll from the passage of Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid from 60 to 80 earlier Wednesday. They said they were not yet including landslide victims in a remote town where 58 missing people are feared dead. (AP Photo/ Bernandino Hernandez)
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People stand next to buildings that were destroyed when the Coyuca river overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in Coyuca de Benitez, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Federal officials raised the death toll from the passage of Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid from 60 to 80 earlier Wednesday. They said they were not yet including landslide victims in a remote town where as many as 58 missing people are feared dead. (AP Photo/ Bernandino Hernandez)
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People stand next to damaged homes after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drench Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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Flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Manuel enter a neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. In the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero, rains unleashed by Manuel resulted in the deaths of six people when their SUV lost control on a highway headed for the tourist resort of Acapulco. Another five people died in landslides in Guerrero and Puebla states, while the collapse of a fence killed another person in Acapulco. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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Mud and rubble cover vehicles and homes were swept away after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drench Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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Natividad Gallegos sits in front of caskets containing the bodies of her family members who were killed when a landslide buried her home on the outskirts of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. "When I got home I saw a lot of strangers with picks and shovels, digging where my house used to be," she said. Gallegos said she lost six members of her family in the landslide, including her two children. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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Men looks at a collapsed bridge over the Papagayos River near Lomas de Chapultepec, Guerrero state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport after Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on Sunday. The airport as well, was flooded. Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A damaged vehicle stands in the middle of a road after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drench Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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A civil defense member takes pictures of a collapsed bridge over the Papagayos River near Lomas de Chapultepec, Guerrero state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport after Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on Sunday. The airport as well, was flooded. Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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People carry the belongings they were able to take after a landslide caused by heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel destroyed their homes at a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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A man uses a makeshift zip line to cross a river after a bridge collapsed under the force of the rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The death toll from devastating twin storms climbed to 80 on Wednesday as isolated areas reported to the outside world. Mexican officials said that a massive landslide in the mountains north of Acapulco could drive the number of confirmed dead even higher. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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People stand on the edge of a collapsed bridge as they wait to ferry their goods via a boat across the Papagayos River, south of Acapulco, near Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Tourists stand in line at a military airbase in hopes of getting a seat on a Mexican Air Force jet, in Pie de la Cuesta, near Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport after Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on Sunday. The airport as well, was flooded. Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A tourist holding her dog stands on the tarmac of a military airbase in hopes of getting a seat on a Mexican Air Force jet flight, in Pie de la Cuesta, near Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport after Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on Sunday. The airport as well, was flooded. Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Residents from the village La Pintada wait to be driven from a temporary shelter at the convention center to another shelter, in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Federal police rescued more than 300 people from La Pintada after it was hit by a landslide Monday afternoon. It was the biggest known tragedy caused by twin weekend storms that struck Mexico, creating floods and landslides across the nation and killing at least 97 people as of Thursday - not counting those missing in La Pintada. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Army soldiers and a civilian look out into a flooded street caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. In the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero, rains unleashed by Manuel resulted in the deaths of six people when their SUV lost control on a highway headed for the tourist resort of Acapulco. Another five people died in landslides in Guerrero and Puebla states, while the collapse of a fence killed another person in Acapulco. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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EDITORS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT.- A woman, member of the Gallego family, is comforted as she sits next to 5 dead relatives after a landslide dropped into their wooden built home on the outskirts of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. The family was among at least 15 people killed as results of rains unleashed by tropical storm Manuel in the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero and neighboring Puebla state.(AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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People stand at the entrance to the badly damaged Agua de Obispo tunnel that connects Acapulco and Chilpancingo, near Chilpancingo, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. As many as 60,000 tourists, many of whom traveled from Mexico City for a long holiday weekend, found themselves stranded in Acapulco, with the airport flooded and highways blocked by landslides and water caused by Tropical Storm Manuel. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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People wade through waist-high water in a store's parking, looking for valuables, south of Acapulco, in Punta Diamante, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A woman cleans her belongings that have been damaged by the flooding, south of Acapulco, in Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the storm that soaked Acapulco on Sunday - Manuel -re-formed into a tropical storm Wednesday, threatening to bring more flooding to the country's northern coast. With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Rubble and large boulders line up on a street after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drench Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
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Residents from the village La Pintada are shuttled from a temporary shelter at the convention center to another shelter, in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Federal police rescued more than 300 people from La Pintada after it was hit by a landslide Monday afternoon. It was the biggest known tragedy caused by twin weekend storms that struck Mexico, creating floods and landslides across the nation and killing at least 97 people as of Thursday - not counting those missing in La Pintada. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Mexico Landslide Horror

With a low, rumbling roar, an arc of dirt, rock and mud tumbled down the hillside in the remote mountain village of La Pintada, sweeping houses in its path, burying half the hamlet and leaving 68 people missing in its mad race to the river bed below. It was the biggest known tragedy caused by twin weekend storms that struck Mexico, creating floods and landslides across the nation and killing at least 97 people as of Thursday — not counting those missing in La Pintada.

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