Mexico: Six dead, several missing in Mexico
Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Marty continued to lose strength over the Gulf of California. The storm on Monday battered the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula with sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour.
Marty killed three people in Baja California and another in Sinaloa state. Televisa reported Tuesday that two people on a boat off Sonora state had died. Another two people were reported missing.
According to the Mexican meteorological service Marty at 18:00 GMT was located over the northern part of the Sea of Cortes. It was shifting north-northeast at 13 kilometres per hour and its sustained winds had dropped to 65 kilometres per hour.
The storm caused damage to roads and piers, felled trees and knocked out electricity, water and telephone services in Baja California, Sinaloa and Sonora. Towns near to Culiacan, Sinaloa, were severely flooded.
dpa am ff vb AP-NY-09-23-03 1707EDT
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