Floods, landslides wreak havoc on Mexico's Acapulco resort

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Acapulco (Mexico), Sep 5: Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have damaged or affected some 70 homes and schools and trapped around 200 people in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco, authorities said.

Torrential rains, which began on Saturday morning caused 33 rock and landslides on interstate highways and the Ayutla-Cruz Grande federal highway, Guerrero state authorities said. The downpour also caused a road to collapse in central Acapulco, sending two cars falling downward and injuring at least three passengers, the city's Civil Protection Coordination reported.

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Heavy rainfall also trapped around 200 people in their housing complex, who had to be air evacuated by police, marines and the army. The residents were taken to a temporary shelter, according to Guerrero Governor Astudillo Flores.

The state has already deployed Mexican army troops under a disaster plan. 

AFP

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