Ten people were killed and 20 others are missing after Hurricane Agatha struck the Oaxaca state (southern Mexico). The storm was downgraded to a tropical hurricane on Tuesday. . Alejandro Murat, Oaxaca Governor, stated that there are currently 20 people [...] missing in the mountains. He added that ten people had lost their lives.
Hurricane Agatha was the strongest hurricane to ever hit the shores of Mexico during May's eastern Pacific hurricane season. It ripped off roofs and washed out roads before it weakened Tuesday in southern Mexico. https://t.co/EHEXobH1JB pic.twitter.com/VEqUtuWYJt
An earlier report had reported that there were three deaths and eight missing. He stated that Agatha's landfall was peaceful. However, heavy rains on Tuesday morning caused rivers and landslides to occur. It was not much earlier.
It was the first hurricane of the season along the Pacific coast of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center of the United States, Monday's hurricane was the "most violent" recorded on the Pacific coast of Mexico in may 1949.