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Hurricane Otis Kills at Least 27 in Mexico, Leaving Trail of Destruction in Acapulco

HeadlineOct 27, 2023

In Mexico, at least 27 people were killed and several others are missing in and around Acapulco, after Hurricane Otis ripped through Mexico’s Pacific coast, knocking out all communications and leaving behind a trail of destruction. The Category 5 storm was the strongest East Pacific hurricane on record to make landfall, with 165 mile-per-hour winds. A local cameraperson who filmed the devastating aftermath in Acapulco recounted living through the hurricane.

Jaime Villanueva: “There was a moment when the building was moving from side to side. Water was coming in. Water was entering. You could still hear a thousand and one things thundering up, down, left, right, everything. Everything was thundering. And then I remember that Barbara and I hugged each other and began to pray. We began to say goodbye with telepathy, literally, because we could not send messages.”

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