A Mexican government spokesman has said a missing Federal Police helicopter aiding in storm rescue efforts has crashed and all aboard were found dead.

He said the number of victims was still being determined and could be between three and five people.

His announcement came as officials said the overall death toll from storms Manuel and Ingrid over the past week rose to 101, not counting the helicopter casualties. Sixty-eight people remain missing in La Pintada, where a landslip buried half of the town. — AP