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A man uses a makeshift zip line Wednesday to cross a river after a bridge collapsed under the force of the rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico. The death toll from devastating twin storms climbed to 97 on Thursday as isolated areas reported to the outside world.

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Mexico victims recount horror; toll rises to 97

With a low, rumbling roar, an arc of dirt, rock and mud tumbled down the hillside in the remote mountain village of La Pintada, sweeping houses in its path, burying half the hamlet and leaving 68 people missing in its mad race to the river bed below.

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