Torrential rains triggered
by tropical depression Fernand killed 13 people in central
on Monday before it dissipated, though the country's
major oil installations were unaffected.
Nine people were killed in the town of Yecuatla, three in
the city of Tuxpan, and one in the town of Atzalan, all in
Mexico's eastern Veracruz state, Governor Javier Duarte said.
"All of (the deaths) were caused by landslides in the hills
above their homes," Duarte said at a news conference.
The bulk of oil and gas installations of state-run monopoly
Pemex are located to the south of the once-powerful
storm, and were not affected, a company spokesperson said.
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