More than 20 still missing in Mexican village, tens of thousands homeless in Cuba

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The search continues for 24 missing villagers in southern Mexico, after a wave of water and mud buried a hamlet there.

Rescue workers today found a third body.

A landslide crashed down on the community of about 600 people Sunday night, as a hillside collapsed into a river. It created at least one enormous wave of water that swept over dozens of homes.

The hamlet is about 45 miles upstream from the Tabasco state capital, which remains largely flooded. Rescue workers are using motorboats to get through the streets.

Across Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, communities are dealing with widespread flooding. Tropical Storm Noel drenched Caribbean islands last week, killing 148 people.

Cuban state media report that more than 40,000 Cubans are still unable to return to their waterlogged homes.


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