Six people were killed as tropical storm Trudy — since downgraded to a tropical depression — lashed Mexico, prompting evacuations and stranding 16 communities, authorities said Sunday.
The heavy rains caused a landslide on a farm in the indigenous town of Tlacoachistlahuaca in the southern state of Guerrero, killing a 23-year-old man, a civil protection official told local media.
Two children and a woman were crushed to death when a wall collapsed in a mudslide in Ometepec; another person was buried in Cochoapa by a caved-in wall; and a swollen stream swept away and killed a 70-year-old man, officials said.
Some 2,000 people were evacuated from three towns in the mountain region hardest hit by Trudy. Authorities urged residents not to return home for at least 48 hours, until the threat of landslides passed.
Another 300 people were evacuated Saturday night in three other Guerrero towns, where a river threatened to overflow and cause dangerous flooding.
Landslides and flooding also cut off access to 16 other towns and damaged a main road to Acapulco.
Last year, a twin hit from tropical storms battered both coasts, leaving 157 dead.
In September, Hurricane Odile killed six people and caused $1 billion in damage further north on Mexico’s Pacific coast, wreaking havoc in the luxury resort area of Los Cabos.
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The first three were board members who complained about the money NRA chief Wayne LaPierre used to pay for a Beverly Hills wardrobe. Their responsibilities were cut and they left shortly after.
Professional sports shooter Julie Golob left the board just one week ago before her three-year term was up.
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"One woman said she was forced to lose her virginity to him after they met when she was 17. Another said that Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s alleged madam, taught her the 'proper way to give a blow job' to Epstein after they met," Vice reported.
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