Two killed in hurricane Roslyn in Western Mexico
The category 3 hurricane has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Hurricane Roslyn which hit the state of Nayarit in western Mexico left two people dead on Sunday, local news reported.
An 80-year-old man, Gilberto Rodriguez, was killed in his home when a wall collapsed on him during the storm, radio Formula reported on Sunday citing regional rescue workers.
The second confirmed dead is 39-year-old Ana Pimentel Moreno who also died under the same circumstances, according to radio Formula.
Hurricane Roslyn moved inland in the Mexican state of Nayarit as a category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour on Sunday at 5.20 am local time, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The category 3 hurricane has now been downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds decreasing to near 45mph (75km/h), the NHC added.
Local sources stated that the storm has caused an estimated 100,000 people to be left without power in Mexico.
Rains from Roslyn could cause mudslides and flooding, according to the National Water Commission, and the US hurricane center warned of dangerous storm surges along the coast, as well as 10 to 15 centimeters of rain.
People clean the streets after the arrival of Hurricane Roslyn in Sayulita community, Nayarit State, Mexico, on Sunday. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images pic.twitter.com/eMzTIctbgg— Abdulsatar Bochnak (@AbdulsatarBoch1) October 23, 2022
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