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Hurricane Agatha leaves at least 11 dead, 33 missing in Mexico
The storm was the strongest ever recorded to make landfall in May during the Pacific hurricane season.
At least 11 people have been killed with another 33 missing in flooding and mudslides caused by Hurricane Agatha in southern Mexico, the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca has said.
The hurricane came ashore on Monday, making it the most powerful storm on record to make landfall in May during the Pacific hurricane season. The Category 2 hurricane weakened as it passed over land, officials said.
Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat said the tallies of dead and missing were preliminary, and urged people to remain alert.
Hurricane Agatha weakened after it made landfall as a category 2 hurricane in La Redonda, municipality of San Pedro Pochutla in Oaxaca on 30 May 2022. Winds of 165 km/h and waves of up to 6 metres were reported on the coast of Oaxaca. Agatha is thought to be the strongest ever hurricane to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific.