Mexico Hurricane: Death Toll Jumps To 5


Mexico City: The death toll from tropical storm Newton has climbed to five in Mexico, authorities said, with the downgraded hurricane weakening as it traveled over the US state of Arizona.

The five victims — all fishermen — were killed when their shrimp boat sank Tuesday as the storm crashed into the Baja California peninsula with hurricane force winds, the government said in a statement.

Officials had previously reported two dead and three missing in the mishap, which occurred between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific.