Mexican authorities confirmed this Saturday that there were 39 deaths due to the impact of Hurricane Otis in Acapulco (Guerrero state), 29 men and 10 women.
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has also been informed that there are ten more missing people, according to the Minister of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez.
“Unfortunately, the State Prosecutor’s Office gave a total of victims at the time of 39 deaths, 29 of which were men and 10 women. The probable cause is asphyxiation due to submersion, although the investigation is still ongoing ,” explained Icela.
López Obrador, for his part, ordered the deployment of soldiers to prevent robberies and thefts.
“We need to pay attention to that. We need to put checkpoints on the streets to prevent robberies,” he explained.
López Obrador is not going to the place for now
In addition, the leader explained that there is enough budget to respond to the disaster and reiterated his desire not to go to the area.
“I’m not there because I think I can help better by coordinating all the actions from here, everything that’s needed, and if needed I’ll go, but I don’t want to make a scene out of it. No I want to do the same thing that was done before. Most Actions are important, not words,” he argued.
“They will not be left helpless. We will support all those who have lost their homes, their household goods, their household goods,” he stressed.
He also held meetings with members of his economic cabinet and bankers to provide cheap loans to victims and insurance companies to facilitate payments.