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Tropical Storm Earl death toll jumps to 38 in Mexico

The death toll in Mexico’s landslides and flooding has jumped to 38 after Tropical Storm Earls swept through the country’s eastern regions. The state worst hit is Puebla, where officials say 28 people died. Another 10 people were killed in the state of Veracruz.

Previously, the confirmed number of deaths was six. Earl made landfall in Belize this week as a Category One hurricane, after causing destruction in the Caribbean. The storm was later downgraded to a tropical depression but it still left a path of destruction in Mexico.(BBC,2016)