25 Die as Hurricane Calvin Sweeps Along Mexico Resort Coast

From Associated Press

Rain and winds lashed Mexico's famed Pacific resorts Tuesday as Hurricane Calvin gained strength and moved up the coast. At least 25 people died in storm-related accidents, the government said.

About 11,000 people were forced from their homes by floods, the government news agency Notimex reported. Fifteen rivers overflowed their banks.

Nine of the dead were in the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, where flooding forced thousands from their homes along the coast.

Sixteen more were reported killed in the states of Mexico and San Luis Potosi, where heavy rains caused mud and rock slides high up in the mountains of the central plateau.

High winds and churning seas closed seaports and airports at Mexico's well-known resorts of Acapulco, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Bahia de Huatulco.

Calvin passed Acapulco around noon Tuesday after uprooting more than 100 trees and damaging some roads, local authorities said. It was moving northwest parallel to the coast at about 13 m.p.h.

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