13 people killed as deadly storm hits Mexico, Texas

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Mexico City, May 26: At least 13 people were killed and 12 went missing after deadly storm hit Mexico and Texas respectively, media reported.

Deadly storm tornado hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna were 13 people have reportedly been killed while hundreds of home were damaged.

Storm hits Mexico, Texas

Death toll likely to go up as many people have been injured by the storm. Cars and buildings have been badly damaged in Mexico.

Hundreds of home have reportedly been damaged due to tornado that hit in Coahuila state, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, BBC reported.

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At one point the tornado reached a speed of 270-300km/h (168-186mph). Most of those who died were walking on the street when it struck, officials said.

Ciudad Acuna Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez said that it was the first tornado to hit Acuna since the city's foundation, more than 100 years ago.

Rescuers were searching the 750 damaged properties for more casualties.

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