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Hurricane Karl weakens to storm in south-eastern Mexico

18 September 2010 Last updated at 02:18 BST

Hurricane Karl has been downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall on Mexico's southern coast.

The first major storm of the Atlantic season to hit land, it pounded the south-eastern port city of Veracruz with heavy rain.

To the east Hurricane Igor has weakened slightly but remains a major storm.

Sebastian Usher reports.