Tropical Storm Gamma leaves 6 dead in southern Mexico

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National Hurricane Center

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say at least 6 people died and thousands were evacuated in southeastern Mexico after Tropical Storm Gamma lashed the Yucatan Peninsula’s resort-studded coast with near-hurricane force winds and drenched Tabasco and Chiapas states.

Mexico’s civil defense agency said four of the deaths, including two children, were in Chiapas, where a landslide on a mountainous slope buried their home.

The other death was in Tabasco state, where a person was dragged away by the water.

Gamma, along with cold fronts, combined over the weekend to cause extreme rains in parts of the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas, affecting more than half a million people.

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