26 May 1999
Drought kills 10,000 cattle in Mexico

ONE of the worst droughts in the history of Mexico has seen cattle dying and farmers watering their crops with raw sewage, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Reservoirs and rivers are drying up, crops are wilting and more than 10,000 cattle have died.

Authorities have already declared five northern states disaster areas, and will add seven more unless there is rain in the next few days.

  • The Daily Telegraph 26/05/99 page 20 (World Bulletin)