MEXICO CITY Six people died in eastern Mexico on Saturday after they were buried in landslides caused by intense rainfall from the remnants of now-downgraded Tropical Storm Earl, an emergency services official said.

The six deaths involved two separate families in eastern Veracruz state, emergency services spokesman Manuel Escalera said.

He added that local authorities were continuing to monitor rising rivers and saturated soil that could trigger additional landslides.

A resident shows a classroom damaged by a mudslide following heavy showers caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Earl, in the town of Temazolapa, in Veracruz state, Mexico, August 6, 2016.