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Rina: Tourists evacuate Cancun ahead of storm

Hurricane Rina has weakened to a category one storm as it approaches Mexico's Caribbean coast.

Tourists fleeing the storm crowded Cancun's airport to leave the region despite the winds weakening.

The US National Hurricane Center said Rina had "significantly weakened", with maximum sustained winds dropping to 135km/h (110mph).

  • 27 Oct 2011