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Twin Storms Weaken After Battering Mexico

Twin storms are weakening after battering the east and west coasts of Mexico for two days, killing at least 21 people.

Hurricane Ingrid weakened to a tropical storm after crossing Mexico's northeastern Gulf coast with maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour. The storm still threatens flash floods and mudslides, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Manuel dissipated overnight after unleashing rains that flooded streets to a depth of one meter in the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from towns on the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts.

The last time Mexico was hit by two tropical storms in 24 hours was in 1958, according to National Weather Service coordinator Juan Manuel Caballero.

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