10 dead, around 20 missing after Hurricane Agatha hits Mexico

A destroyed house in the state of Oaxaca, southern Mexico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Agatha which brought torrential rains that triggered landslides and flooding. – EPA pic, June 1, 2022.

THE toll from Hurricane Agatha climbed to at least 10 dead and around 20 missing in southern Mexico, where heavy rains triggered landslides and flooding, local officials said yesterday.

The storm, the first hurricane of the Pacific season, was the strongest to make landfall along Mexico’s Pacific coast in May since record keeping began in 1949, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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