Storm Ernesto weakens over Mexico, kills 7
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - Ernesto weakened to a tropical depression as it moved inland Friday, killing seven people and dumping rains in the mountains of Mexico's flood-prone southern Gulf region.
In Veracruz state, two people were killed early on Friday, including a teenage girl who was inside a car dragged by a river current and a 62-year-old man who was struck by lightning, the state's civil protection department said in a statement.
It said three members of a family died on Thursday night when strong winds knocked down a tree that fell on their car, the state's civil protection department said in a statement.
A 38-year-old man, his wife and their eight-year-old boy were killed, it added.