Hurricane Agatha leaves at least 11 people dead and 33 missing
Omar Elwafaii in Washington, D.C.
North America;Mexico

Hurricane Agatha left at least 11 people dead and 33 missing in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca, where it set off flooding and landslides, Gov. Alejandro Murat said Wednesday.

Agatha was the strongest hurricane since records have been kept to come ashore in May in the eastern Pacific, making landfall Monday afternoon as a strong Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (170 kph).

More than 40,000 people in the state have been affected, primarily along the coast and in the mountains just beyond.

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