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MEXICAN FLOODS KILL 11; THOUSANDS FLEE

Several days of incessant heavy rain have caused rivers to overflow, forcing thousands of people from their homes and leaving at least 11 people reported dead in Mexico.

Seven people in the state of Oaxaca and three in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz have died as a result of flooded rivers and landslides, the daily newspaper Reforma reported Saturday. Among the victims was one man who died while trying to cross the Tepango River, officials said.

In the state of Tabasco, a man who received an electric shock in his flooded home died of his injuries Friday in a hospital, the state attorney general's office said.

Flooding has been reported across Mexico's Gulf Coast, southern and central states. About 30,000 people were ordered to leave areas of Tabasco and Veracruz Friday.

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