Death toll from Hurricane Otis in Mexico rises to 48

2023-10-30 11:55:18 | Last Update : 2023-10-30 12:06:12

The number of people who lost their lives due to Hurricane Otis, which hit land in the coastal city of Acapulco in southern Mexico, increased to 48 and the government announced that 36 people still missing.

The loss of life due to Hurricane Otis has increased, Governor of Guerrero State Evelyn Salgado reported.

Noting that the number of people who lost their lives increased to 48, Salgado stated that the number of missing is 36 for now.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador emphasised that search and rescue operations were continuing uninterruptedly and said he would visit the region.

Lopez Obrador stated that they will rebuild the city of Acapulco, which was hit by the hurricane, and noted that they are in close contact with local authorities.

On October 26, 39 people died in Mexico due to Hurricane Otis, which rose to category 5 and warned that it "could be destructive".

Tens of thousands of people's homes were damaged by the hurricane, while households also lost electricity.

The government had deployed about 17 thousand soldiers and police to respond to looting incidents following Hurricane Otis.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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