Guerrero: Deaths and victims of tropical storm Manuel

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Photo @La Jornada de Guerrero

At least 24 persons died during the weekend of 14-15 September as a result of the tropical storm Manuel in Guerrero, 14 of them in Acapulco.  On Sunday, six persons–two of them minors and four adults–died as a consequence of a landslide which struck their home in the Unidos por Guerrero colony.  In Chilpancingo there are reports of the death of five persons on Sunday: two of them were buried by a landslide provoked by the heavy rainfall.  The dead include a father and son.

Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero reported that there are 45 affected municipalities, some of them with major damage, such as Acapulco y Chilpancingo; he admitted that the situation is “highly delicate.”  The governor said in an interview that his immediate objective is, together with the Army and the mayors, to attend to the emergency, giving warm food to the storm’s victims, as well as shelter and a bed to sleep in.  Subsequently, there will be opened a program for temporary employment and support for damaged homes.

For more information (in Spanish):

Fallecen 24 personas en 72 horas de lluvia (La Jornada de Guerrero, 17 de septiembre de 2013)

Son 45 municipios afectados; Acapulco y Chilpancingo, los más, dice el gobernador (La Jornada de Guerrero, 17 de septiembre de 2013)

Mueren seis personas en comunidad de Tecpan al ser arrastradas por un arroyo (La Jornada de Guerrero, 17 de septiembre de 2013)

Guerrero da el grito desde las azoteas: 24 horas bajo el agua (Revoluciontrespuntocero, 16 de septiembre de 2013)

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