Five women are killed in Acapulco

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The Independent US

Five women, all apparently connected to the same beauty parlour, have been found brutally murdered in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco.

The semi-naked and bound bodies of two women and a 14-year-old girl were discovered in the salon on Saturday morning. All had their throats slashed. The corpses of another two women were later found dumped in the streets. Mexican media said both worked at the salon.

Acapulco has been convulsed by drug violence in recent months as powerful cartels battle for smuggling routes.