Hurricane Agatha Knocks Out Bridge in Oaxaca

Hurricane Agatha, which killed at least 11 people across the Mexican state of Oaxaca, destroyed a bridge in the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla.

The US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC), said the storm made landfall west of Puerto Angel in Oaxaca on May 30, with maximum sustained winds of nearly 105 mph (165 km/h). The NHC said Agatha was the strongest May hurricane on record to make landfall on the Pacific coast of Mexico since record keeping began in 1949.

Video released by San Pedro Pochutla municipality president Saymi Pineda Velasco on June 1 shows the collapsed bridge near the town of San Jose Chacalapa.

In social posts on Wednesday, Pineda said she was working with government agencies to facilitate aid efforts across the municipality. Credit: Saymi Pineda Velasco via Storyful

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