New reports from Hurricane Earl are grim with the death toll now reaching 39. Hurricane Earl was briefly a hurricane before hitting Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula, dumped rain and triggered deadly landslides across parts of eastern Mexico. The governor of the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, said Sunday that 11 people had died in landslides in the towns of Cocomatepec, Tequila and Huayacocotla. Officials in the central state of Puebla also reported at least one death in a landslide in the mountain town of Xaltepec.
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Authorities were still searching the area for residents who were reported missing, according to a statement from the state government. At least 28 people died in multiple mudslides in the mountainous north of Puebla state, National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in an interview with ForoTV.