The severe tornado hit Ciudad Acuna, the northern Mexico border city, and caused at least 13 deaths. In Coahuila state, not far from Del Rio, Texas, a lot of homes have been damaged or fully destroyed.
The severe tornado hit Ciudad Acuna, the northern Mexico border city, and caused at least 13 deaths.
In Coahuila state, not far from Del Rio, Texas, a lot of homes have been damaged or fully destroyed. Images from the scene show that the city became a ruin, where all buildings were collapsed and upended car has been leaning against their wreckage.
Authorities said that the number of deaths could increase. Besides, dozens of people have been seriously injured. Approximately 150 human beings were hospitalized, according to Coahuila Governor Ruben Moreira. The Governor added that among those 13 who died were 10 adults and 3 children.
A little baby was missing. The local media reported that the baby had been strapped into the child-seat of a car.
The majority of people who died were reported to be outside. Those who were inside their homes got less injuries, according to Ciudad Acuna Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez. Later he admitted that since Acuna was founded around a hundred years ago, this tornado became the first to hit the city. More than 750 damaged buildings were being searched for more killed or injured.
The local residents stated that it was the total chaos with cars were on top of collapsed houses and dead citizens lying on the roads.
Enrique Pena Nieto, the Mexican President, said he would visit Acuna and promised that the government would take stock of the damage and every victim of the tornado would be provided with appropriate support. Besides, he expressed his solidity with the victims’ families and stated that the authorities would make all possible for a faster city recovery.
About ten temporary shelters had been set up for people who had lost their homes after the tornado, according to the civil protection officials.