Eight people have died and two are missing in Mexico due to heavy rains

Eight people have died and two are missing in Mexico after heavy rains, officials said Monday.The bodies of some of the missing people were reportedly found near Otlan in the western state of Jalisco.

“So far eight people have been reported dead. “The search for the two men is continuing,” the Jalisco Civil Protection Service said in a statement Monday evening.Local civil protection official Juan Ignacio Arroyo Verastegui told AFP that the flash floods were caused by deforestation and fires earlier this year.The fire caused significant damage to the forest area, he added.

Officials said that several rescue teams have been deployed in the area to search for the missing persons.Mexico is frequently affected by floods and tropical storms.

Climate change increases the risk of heavy rainfall. Because warmer air holds more moisture.

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