Mexico City man dies after falling in storm drain

first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) – A Mexico City man who abandoned his car and tried to walk to safety on a flooded street has been found dead in a subterranean storm drain several blocks away.City civil defense spokeswoman Macarena Quiroz says the body of Gerardo Ortiz Gutierrez has been identified by relatives. He was apparently sucked into an open manhole cover last week.Quiroz said Wednesday that workers traced the drain route to the nearest grating meant to filter out refuse. They found the body there but had to break open the drain pipes to recover the corpse. Comments Share Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories center_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center The 53-year-old man’s car stalled late Thursday during rains that flooded city streets.Mexico City has uncommonly large and complex storm drainage because the city sits in a closed mountain valley with no natural outlet.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img

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