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57 Dead as Heavy Floods Submerge Mexico's Aculpulco

At least 57 people have been killed across Mexico by twin storms that battered the west and east coasts at the same time.

Tropical Storm Manuel left as many as 40,000 tourists stranded in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Normal access to the city has been cut off by landslides and flooded streets.

The Mexican army and commercial airlines joined to airlift thousands of tourists from the city while knee-high floodwaters continued covered the airport terminals.

Officials say the storm caused nearly $400 million in damage.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Ingrid struck Mexico's Gulf Coast with high winds and torrential rains. Helicopters were used to carry residents to safety. The state-run oil company Pemex evacuated three oil platforms and halted drilling at some wells.

After being downgraded to a tropical depression, Manuel has moved back over the Pacific and strengthened into a tropical storm again.

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