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Tornado rips through Mexican city on Rio Grande, killing 13
Tornado rips through Mexican city on Rio Grande, killing 13

A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from the mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. The baby was missing after the twister that hit Ciudad Acuña, a city of 125,000 across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, sent the infant carrier flying. Rescue workers began digging through the rubble of damaged homes in a race to find victims. The twister hit a seven-block area, which Victor Zamora, interior secretary of the northern state of Coahuila, described as “devastated.” Hundreds of people were being treated at hospitals, authorities said, and...

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