80 dead and many stranded as Mexico is ravaged by hurricanes

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Mexico: Hurricane leaves 80 dead
Acapulco, Sept 19: Two deadly hurricanes ravaged parts of Mexico leaving at least 80 dead and 40,000 stranded here on Wednesday.

The ferocious tropical storm has left many homeless and destroyed close to 35,000 homes. Amongst those stranded, many are reported to be tourists.

According to reports the tropical storm Manuel has gathered strength and is now classified as category one hurricane. The US National Hurricane Centre issued a warning saying that the hurricane threatens more destruction.

There were landslides reported that claimed many lives. Manuel was accompanied by Hurricane Ingrid that also wreaked havoc in the state.

Post the hurricane, there were reports of looting that took place in the ravaged resorts in Acapulco. The airport terminal at Acapulco was shut as it was under water, thereby leaving many tourists stranded.

This is the first incident after the 1958 storms, where Mexico suffered from two hurricanes in 24 hours.

Rescue operations are on and people including tourists have been relocated to a safer place.

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