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Airlift launched for tourists in flooded Acapulco

A tourist from Mexico City sleeps in a shelter in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, on September 17, 2013 as heavy rains hit the country.Mexican officials launched an airlift to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded in the resort of Acapulco on Tuesday following a pair of deadly major storms. Aeromexico and Interjet began the first of several flights to bring people to Mexico City, with officials estimating that 40,000 Mexican and foreign beachgoers are marooned in hotels.