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4. Reuters: Looting breaks out in Mexico's Acapulco after devastating Hurricane Otis
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 02:04 PM
Oct 2023
Looting breaks out in Mexico's Acapulco after devastating Hurricane Otis
By Alexandre Meneghini
October 27, 202312:04 PM EDT

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Looting broke out in the Mexican city of Acapulco after the popular beach resort was battered on Wednesday by record-breaking Hurricane Otis, which killed 27 people and left residents grappling with shortages of food and water.

The lethal Category 5 storm left damage estimated in the billions of dollars.

"There were acts of looting in some places because there was an emergency," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday, urging residents not to take advantage of the situation.

On Thursday evening, people carried off goods including food, water and toilet paper from stores in Acapulco.

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