Will Grant in Mexico
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Relief flight helping Mexico stranded

Mexico has been hit hard by twin storms which have caused widespread destruction and killed 139 people.

40 homes were swept away by mud from a hillside in La Pintada, and more than 25,000 tourists had to be airlifted out of Acapulco after the beach resort was cut off.

A total of 1.2 million people were affected when Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on 15 September on Mexico's south-western coastline. Just 24 hours after Manuel had made landfall, Tropical Storm Ingrid hit the country's Gulf coast, causing destruction in Verazcruz and Tamaulipas.

Will Grant visited the main area base near Acapulco from which supplies were being taken to the stranded villages - and then joined a relief helicopter flight to see the conditions in San Cristobal, a village that had been cut off for over eight days.

  • 27 Sep 2013
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