13 dead after tornado strikes border city in Mexico

Story highlights

  • Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, is struck by a tornado
  • At least 13 deaths have been reported
  • It is the same storm system causing floods in Texas

(CNN)In six seconds, a tornado ripped through the border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, with a ferocity that officials said hasn't been witnessed in more than 100 years.

At least 13 people were killed, including three children, Acuña Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez said. Another 200 were injured.
Photos from the scene, which sits right across the border from Del Rio, Texas, showed cars blown upright, front bumper on the ground and leaning against homes. The twister flipped over school buses and damaged about 400 homes.