At least 5 people have been killed and 9 others are still missing after major flash floods hit the town of Periban in Mexico's state of Michoacan, officials said Monday, September 24, 2018.
Flash floods took place after unusually heavy rain swelled the Cutio River and sent a wall of floodwater as high as 1.5 m (5 feet) crashing through the streets of the mountainous town of Periban on September 23, carrying away vehicles and trees.
Soldiers are still searching through huge piles of debris left on the streets, Governer Silvano Aureoles told AP.
The interior secretary said that five bodies have been found so far. Nine others are still missing.
Featured image credit: Alerta Roja
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