The Washington Post

Death toll at 130 in Mexican floods, mudslides

Mexican authorities say the death toll from last week’s floods and mudslides has risen to 130 with the discovery of eight more bodies buried in a landslide.

Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said Tuesday that the latest bodies were recovered in Acatepec, a small town in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero.

Guerrero was the state hit hardest by Tropical Storm Manuel.

Soldiers and emergency workers are still seeking bodies in the biggest mudslide, which smashed into the Guerrero hamlet of La Pintada. A total of 68 people are believed to have died there, although few of their bodies have been recovered.

While Manuel was doing most of the damage last week, Hurricane Ingrid hit Mexico’s gulf coast at the same time, also causing floods and landslides.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments

Sign up for email updates from the "Confronting the Caliphate" series.

You have signed up for the "Confronting the Caliphate" series.

Thank you for signing up
You'll receive e-mail when new stories are published in this series.
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.