Death toll rises to three in Mexico due to remnants of Karl

MEXICO CITY (HPD) — A rescuer and a resident died in a river when the boat they were traveling in overturned, bringing the death toll from the remnants of Storm Karl to three, causing strong rainfall, flooding and landslides in some regions of southern Mexico.

The authorities of the Juárez municipality, in the southern state of Chiapas, announced on Sunday in a statement that the bodies of Simón Vázquez and nurse José Martínez had been located, who a day earlier were reported missing after the boat turned over in the who were going to the town of Ranchería Galeana to help the residents.

State Civil Protection confirmed on Saturday that a 65-year-old woman had been rescued in the El Cristo stream, but died shortly after in a health center.

The heavy rains generated by the remnants of storm Karl, which dissipated on Saturday, caused the flooding of some rivers and streams in Chiapas that forced the eviction of more than a thousand people and left hundreds affected.

Civil Protection reported on Sunday that elements of a special team were deployed in several municipalities in northern Chiapas in order to care for those affected and carry out cleaning and mud removal tasks in homes that were flooded by rising rivers.

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