Mexico raises the death toll from the impact of Hurricane Otis to 39

The government of Mexico raised this Saturday to 39 The number of deadalso 10 missing, for the Hurricane Otiswhich made landfall on Wednesday as a category 5 in the city of Acapulcoin the south of the country, and that intensified in a few hours to become one of the most powerful cyclones in the history of the Pacific.

“Unfortunately, the State Prosecutor’s Office gives a total of victims at the moment of 39 deaths, 29 of them men and 10 women. The probable cause is asphyxiation by submersion although the investigations continue,” said the head of the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) by telephone. Rosa Icela Rodriguez, to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In addition, he specified that the deceased have not yet been identified.

In a first report, last Thursday, the head of the SSPC reported during the daily presidential conference that 27 people had died and 4 were missing.

Regarding the missing or people not located, the official said this Saturday that investigations continue to find his whereabouts.

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