Mexico: Hurricane Jova death toll increased

Update: Death toll increased to eight on Thursday from Hurricane Jova, which hit along the Pacific coast as a Category 2 storm, and threatened the storm’s remnants—could affect opening ceremonies of the Pan American Games.

The body of a man who was apparently swept away by a stream of mud in the city was taken over Cihuatlan Jalisco, said the spokesman Juan Pablo Vigueras relief. The games are expected to open Friday in Jalisco. The five other victims drowned, were killed by landslides or died in a collapsed house.

Rain from the remnants of Jova can change the opening outdoor Pan American Games in the western city of Guadalajara, said Bernardo de la Garza, Mexico top sports official.

Heavy rain falls on the west coast of Mexico may also affect the training for the Games’ triathlon, sailing and beach volleyball, he said. All three competitions will be held in the seaside town of Puerto Vallarta, north of Jova which hit land early Wednesday morning to be.

Further south, a low pressure system continues to generate in southern Mexico and Central America, where he was blamed for the deaths of 15 people in the garbage dump of Guatemala. The rains are expected to continue over the next few days, since the system hangs over southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, said the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.


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