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Hurricane Otis: At least 27 killed, survivors grow desperate for food and aid

Updated On Oct 27, 2023 01:53 PM IST
  • Survivors were worrying that the focus will remain on repairing infrastructure for the city’s economic engine of tourism instead of helping the neediest.
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Survivors of a Category 5 storm that killed at least 27 people spent Thursday searching for acquaintances and necessities and hoping that aid would come quickly in the wake of Hurricane Otis. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Survivors of a Category 5 storm that killed at least 27 people spent Thursday searching for acquaintances and necessities and hoping that aid would come quickly in the wake of Hurricane Otis. (AFP)

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Hurricane Otis killed at least 27 people as it lashed Mexico's beach resort city of Acapulco as a scale-topping category 5 storm, officials said on Thursday, in what residents called a “total disaster.”(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Hurricane Otis killed at least 27 people as it lashed Mexico's beach resort city of Acapulco as a scale-topping category 5 storm, officials said on Thursday, in what residents called a “total disaster.”(AFP)

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The Pacific storm rapidly intensified before making a sudden and powerful impact on the coast in the early hours of Wednesday. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Pacific storm rapidly intensified before making a sudden and powerful impact on the coast in the early hours of Wednesday. (AFP)

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The Mexican government dispatched approximately 10,000 troops to address the aftermath of the disaster. However, the arrival of the necessary equipment for clearing streets blocked by large amounts of mud and fallen trees was notably delayed. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 01:53 PM IST

The Mexican government dispatched approximately 10,000 troops to address the aftermath of the disaster. However, the arrival of the necessary equipment for clearing streets blocked by large amounts of mud and fallen trees was notably delayed. (AFP)

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However, the arrival of the necessary equipment for clearing streets blocked by large amounts of mud and fallen trees was notably delayed.(Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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However, the arrival of the necessary equipment for clearing streets blocked by large amounts of mud and fallen trees was notably delayed.(Bloomberg)

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Damaged cars in front of a hotel in the aftermath of Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico. (Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Damaged cars in front of a hotel in the aftermath of Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico. (Bloomberg)

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Hurricane Otis left a trail of destruction in Acapulco after tearing into the historic Mexican beach town with wind speeds of 165 miles (266 kilometers) per hour, smashing shops and wrecking apartment buildings and hotels. (Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hurricane Otis left a trail of destruction in Acapulco after tearing into the historic Mexican beach town with wind speeds of 165 miles (266 kilometers) per hour, smashing shops and wrecking apartment buildings and hotels. (Bloomberg)

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In certain regions, extensive brown floodwaters stretched for miles, prompting many residents to acquire essential items from stores for their survival.  (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In certain regions, extensive brown floodwaters stretched for miles, prompting many residents to acquire essential items from stores for their survival.  (AFP)

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Some residents said it could take a year for Acapulco to recover; with no power, gasoline, little cell coverage and hotels wrecked by the hurricane, the task seemed impossible. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Some residents said it could take a year for Acapulco to recover; with no power, gasoline, little cell coverage and hotels wrecked by the hurricane, the task seemed impossible. (AFP)

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Hundreds of trucks from the government electricity company arrived in Acapulco on Wednesday but downed electricity lines were in feet of mud and water. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hundreds of trucks from the government electricity company arrived in Acapulco on Wednesday but downed electricity lines were in feet of mud and water. (AFP)

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