CIUDAD DEL CARMEN, CAMPECHE — Emergency agencies have rescued 23 Campeche fishermen found alive after their boats were hit by a tornado-like waterspout on Tuesday April 19, reported acting municipal Civil Protection Coordinator, Miguel de la Cruz.
In an interview with Notimex on Wednesday April 20, he said that 14 people reported disappeared remain missing. Searchers from Pemex Security, Civil Protection and Mexican Navy, among others, continue search efforts.
De la Cruz acknowledged that improved weather conditions have allowed better tracking of the location of fishermen surprised Tuesday by the phenomenon of heavy rain with strong winds.
As for the number of people rescued, which went from 16 to 23 in the last hours, the city official commented that they have been taken to local hospitals San Antonio Cardenas, Nuevo Progreso and General Hospital, while some families have decided to take them to private clinics.
So far, one fisherman, José de la Cruz Hernández, 50 years old, has reportedly died in the waterspout incident.
The 70 kilometer per hour winds also struck the Ciudad del Carmen area and left trees and power poles strewn about the streets.
more recommended stories
Fonatur accused of logging more than 144 hectares of forest land for the Tren Maya
MÉRIDA, MX.- Civil associations have joined.
Yacht catches fire on the high seas off the shore of Celestún
The yacht “Juan Pablo” at the.
Mauricio Vila promotes Yucatan during the meeting of governors with the United States Ambassador
Villahermosa, Tabasco, (October 21, 2021) .-.
Greenpeace asks Profepa to investigate alleged illegal planting of transgenic soybeans and corn in Campeche
MÉRIDA, MX.- The international group Greenpeace.
Fossil stuck in 100 million-year-old amber is oldest “true crab” ever discovered
In 2015, two researchers stumbled across.
We still have five weeks left to 2021 hurricane season
The 2021 hurricane season hasn’t been.
Increased feeling of insecurity among Merida residents (INEGI)
Mérida, Yucatán.- Insecurity perception indexes throughout.
FGE arrests two men for child abuse in Yucatan
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (October 21, 2021) .-.
Agustín Gusto, the first wine produced in Valladolid, Yucatán
Valladolid, Yucatán.- The Agustín Gusto restaurant,.
Mérida’s 2022 municipal budget proposal is ready
Merida will prioritize health services, security.