At least 14 people have died and thousands of others are in shelters in Mexico, which is dealing with the approach of Hurricane Ingrid in the Gulf region and Tropical Storm Manuel in the Pacific, emergency management officials said Sunday.

Eleven people, including six members of a family, died in a traffic accident amid torrential rains in the southern state of Guerrero.

The accident occurred on the Highway of the Sun, which links Mexico City to the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.

The rains in Guerrero caused a mudslide in the Obrera district of Chilpancingo, the state capital, killing two people early Sunday.

Another person was killed when a mudslide crushed a dwelling in Atlamajalcingo del Monte, emergency management officials said.

Three other storm-related deaths were registered in Malinaltepec, Acapulco and Atlamajalcingo del Monte, Guerrero deputy emergency management office director Constantino Gonzalez Vargas said.

Three other people were killed by a mudslide in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, emergency management officials said.

Ingrid was churning through the Gulf of Mexico at 7:30 a.m. (1230 GMT) on Sunday about 240 kilometers (149 miles) east of Tampico and 265 kilometers (165 miles) east-southeast of La Pesca, both located in Tamaulipas state, the Mexican national weather service said.

Tropical Storm Manuel, meanwhile, was heading north into the Pacific at the same time, the weather service said.

The tropical storm is expected to make landfall near Aquila, a city in the western state of Michoacan, later in the day on Sunday.

The port of Tampico has been closed to ship traffic, officials said.

The presence of two tropical systems simultaneously in Mexico is unusual, prompting officials to urge residents to take measures in affected areas. EFE