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Storms set off deadly flooding

June 04, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Flash flooding carried away houses and ripped a child from his father's grasp in Belize, raising the death toll from Central America's twin tropical storms to at least seven -- with rain still causing floods in neighboring Mexico.

The remnants of Pacific Tropical Storm Alma swept over Belize hours before Tropical Storm Arthur roared in from the Caribbean on Saturday at the Mexico-Belize border.

Witnesses said a couple and their 14-year-old daughter died early Monday when a flash flood swept away a house in southern Belize's Stann Creek Valley. The couple's 12-year-old son is missing. Officials also were searching for the young boy who was pulled from his father's arms as the two tried to reach a tree.

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