Mexico has been caught between hurricane Ingrid in the east and tropical storm Manuel in the west of the country since Monday. At least 28 people have died as a result of torrential rains that have affected various parts of central Mexico, especially the capital and the states of Michoacan, officials said.

While heavy rains are still affecting the country, the provisional toll reported over 200 000 victims, not including missing people and considerable damage.

President Felipe Calderon visited Michoacan on Friday and examined the situation caused by the overflowing of the Tuxpan River and the San Pedro dam.

Thus far, the federal government has declared a state of emergency in many Mexican cities.

The last time the country was hit by two tropical storms in 24 hours was in 1958, according to National Weather Service co-ordinator Juan Manuel Caballero.

 

Video : Huracán Ingrid y tormenta tropical Manuel causan severos daños en varios estados, from Cadena3Noticias

Video : Tormenta tropical Manuel causa inundaciones en Lázaro Cardenas, Michoacán, from Cadena3Noticias