Mexico mudslides caused by heavy rain from remnants of Hurricane Earl killed at least 39 people in eastern mountain towns, according to CNN.
The deaths came in the mountainous region of Puebla and Veracruz, noted CNN. Earl hit Belize and the Mexican Caribbean coast last Thursday, driving hundreds into shelters as it continued to make its way to Guatemala, reported Reuters.
Puebla Gov. Rafael Moreno Valley posted pictures from the affected areas where CNN said that 28 had died.
National Civil Protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said on Foro TV Sunday that 25 were killed in different parts of Huauchinango township and three more died in Tlaola, according to The Associated Press.
"It is a tragedy what has happened to our people in Huauchinango," said township mayor Gabriel Alvarado, per the AP. Alvarado said at least 200 people have been affected by the heavy rain.
Veracruz Gov. Javier Durante said on Twitter that there were 11 deaths in his state "due to the hill's mudslides in the mountainous areas of the state," according to CNN.
"The remnants of Hurricane Earl (now a tropical depression) are moving off the southwestern coast of Mexico and are expected to regain strength," said CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam.
At least nine people died due to extreme weather in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as Earl passed through the Caribbean last week before landing in Mexico and Central America, said the BBC News.
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