Hurricane Agatha Kills 11 in Mexico, 33 People Missing

Hurricane Agatha has left at least 11 people and left 33 missing after landslides and floods were triggered by heavy rainfall.

“There were fundamentally two reasons. There were rivers that overflowed, and on the other hand, and the most serious part, were landslides,” Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat reported.

Murat said that 40,752 people were left without electricity while bridges have been damaged.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, will go to Oaxaca to coordinate relief efforts.

“Oaxaca is in mourning, at this morning’s cut what we can report is first that this Agatha phenomenon has become a remnant casualty. On the subject and the most relevant part, there are 33 disappeared Oaxacans and 11 deaths in a preliminary way, from what the municipal authorities report, we still have to corroborate, ” added Obrador.


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