Published: Sep 19, 2010 1:11 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 18, 2010 10:11 PM EDT

MEXICO (AP) - The remnants of Hurricane Karl continue to soak south-central Mexico and the death toll is climbing as rescuers search for victims.
      
Helicopter crews are rescuing dozens of people stranded by flooding and hunting for others feared washed away.
      
At least seven fatalities have now been reported. A 61-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl died when a landslide buried a house in Puebla state. In Veracruz state, a woman and two young children were swept away by a rushing river and two other women have been found dead in the state of Quintana Roo.

Karl had sustained winds of 115 mph when it hit land at midday Friday about 10 miles northwest of the port city of Veracruz, but the storm rapidly lost force over rugged territory that includes Mexico's highest volcano. The storm's winds have rapidly diminished.