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More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides, flooding: Official

Residents walk along a road leaving La Pintada, state of Guerrero, Mexico, on Sept 19, 2013 as heavy rains hit the country. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week,
Residents walk along a road leaving La Pintada, state of Guerrero, Mexico, on Sept 19, 2013 as heavy rains hit the country. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
Residents of San Jeronimo, Guerrero state, Mexico line up to get food on Sept 20, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osori
Residents of San Jeronimo, Guerrero state, Mexico line up to get food on Sept 20, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP
A resident of Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero state, Mexico is evacuated on Sept 20, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio
A resident of Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero state, Mexico is evacuated on Sept 20, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP
Two women try to salvage what was left of their home after it was destroyed by the rains and floods caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the village of Salsipuedes, Mexico, on Sept 20, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and floodi
Two women try to salvage what was left of their home after it was destroyed by the rains and floods caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the village of Salsipuedes, Mexico, on Sept 20, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late on Friday. -- PHOTO: AP
People swim in floodwaters in Culiacan on Sept 19, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late on Friday. --
People swim in floodwaters in Culiacan on Sept 19, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Residents of El Zapotillo are evacuated by the army because of the overflooding of the neighbouring river, in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, on Sept 19, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy r
Residents of El Zapotillo are evacuated by the army because of the overflooding of the neighbouring river, in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, on Sept 19, 2013. At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AFP) - At least 101 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by especially heavy rain in Mexico over the past week, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late pm Friday.

Mr Osorio Chong, speaking to reporters from the resort town of Acapulco, in one of the worst-affected regions, also said that 68 people have been reported missing.