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Mexico tornado kills at least 13
26 May 2015 10:10
At least 13 people have died and dozens more were injured after a tornado hit northern Mexico.
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The government said the tornado flipped cars over and knocked down homes in Ciudad Acuna this morning.
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Among the dead were three children as around 750 homes were damaged in the city, which is located across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas.
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Walls and ceilings collapsed under the force of the tornado, which travelled at a speed of 49km/h and blew gusts over 199km/h, the government said, taking the city unawares.
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President Enrique Pena Nieto viewed the damage from both the air and ground level late on last night.
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"This was a surprise event with no alert whatsoever from a satellite or any other kind of system that monitors these kinds of events," he said during a briefing with local, state and federal officials.
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The tornado's path of destruction stretched for 1.8km through the city.
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