Death toll in Mexico tornado rises to 14, 4 missing

Tornado. CREDIT: MGN

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The death toll in a tornado that ripped through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna has risen to 14 after searchers found the body of a baby.

Ciudad Acuna spokesman Edgar Gonzalez says searchers found the baby’s body amid the rubble of shattered houses.  The baby had been ripped by the force of the tornado from a baby carrier.

Gonzalez said Tuesday that four people from one family are still missing, a day after the twister injured about 300 people and destroyed or heavily damaged 200 homes.

The tornado tossed cars like matchsticks, leaving many leaving against the facades of houses.

Questions began to center on the lack of any warning system, though tornados are infrequent in Mexico.

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