Floods sweep peo­ple and cars away after tor­ren­tial rains in Mex­ico

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TOR­REN­TIAL rains have rav­aged Mex­ico, leav­ing at least three peo­ple dead, sev­eral miss­ing and thou­sands home­less in tem­po­rary shel­ters. MORE than 3000 peo­ple have taken refuge at tem­po­rary shel­ters in Si­naloa after floods rav­aged the Mex­i­can state on the Gulf of Cal­i­for­nia.

The Mex­i­can In­te­rior Min­istry said on Satur­day (lo­cal time) that 29 shel­ters have been set up in Si­naloa, and that elec­tric­ity has been re­stored to nearly all the 59,328 users who lost power after a trop­i­cal storm moved in on Thurs­day.

The storm dumped as much as 36 cen­time­tres of rain in just 24 hours.

Si­naloa state At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Juan Jose Rios Es­tavillo has con­firmed that one per­son drowned while two more were killed by elec­tro­cu­tion.

Three women have been re­ported miss­ing in the state cap­i­tal of Cu­li­a­can after pre­sum­ably be­ing swept away.

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