Skip to content

Hurricane Odile leaves seven dead after battering western Mexico

September 22, 2014

Seven people were killed, at least one more is missing, more than 100 were injured and thousands of tourists were left stranded as Hurricane Odile wreaked havoc across northwestern Mexico last week.

The strongest hurricane on record to hit the popular tourist area of Los Cabos, Odile was rated a category-three hurricane with 125-mph winds when it made landfall on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula late on September 14.

The Baja California Sur state government reported that Korean mining executive Kyoun Yin Park was killed when his vehicle was swept away by floodwater the next day, while the body of his companion Chai Sung Ken was eventually recovered on Friday.

German tourist Hunter Treow also died of a heart attack aboard his boat near the La Paz harbor, while British woman Simone Wood was later found dead in the same bay. Her husband Paul Whitehouse is still missing.

Juan Francisco Ponce Quezada, a 28-year-old plumber, was also found dead on Thursday. He was apparently washed away while trying to cross Santa Rosa river in San José del Cabo…

Click here to read the rest of this article at Latin Correspondent.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: