Storm deaths in Veracruz raise Arlene's toll to 13

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Posted: Jul 04, 2011 11:13 AM
Storm deaths in Veracruz raise Arlene's toll to 13

Mexican civil protection officials have confirmed two more deaths from Tropical Storm Arlene.

That brings the total official death toll from the storm to 13.

A farmer and his son were killed trying to drive across a flooded bridge in the town of Zentla on Friday. A relative in the car managed to escape and informed authorities.

Arlene was the first named storm of the 2011 Atlantic season. It came ashore as a tropical storm and broke apart like a water balloon over the highlands of central Mexico.