July 26, 1996 |
A tornado tore through the northern New Mexico town of Cimarron, demolishing a bank, a post office and a beauty salon as well as flipping several mobile homes. State police said six people were injured, two seriously. Five of the injured were taken to a hospital in Raton, about 60 miles east. "The bank's gone--and the bank is made out of brick. It took the roof, parts of the walls," said Beaver Segotta, general manager of the Pacific Studs lumberyard.
September 14, 1988 |
A severe thunderstorm may have triggered a rockslide that sheared off the front of a Greyhound bus, killing five people and injuring 14, police said Tuesday. The accident occurred late Monday as the driver and 20 passengers traveled on a mountainous strip of New Mexico 68 above the rain-swollen Rio Grande, about 50 miles north of Santa Fe. The bus was en route to El Paso from Denver, via Albuquerque.