Mexico mobilises military as major hurricane approaches

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico announced Tuesday the deployment of thousands of soldiers as an “extremely dangerous” hurricane barreled towards the Yucatan Peninsula, home to some of the country’s top tourist resorts.Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified in the Caribbean to reach Category 4 status, the second-highest, and was on course to hit southeastern Mexico early on Wednesday, US forecasters said.”The order has been given to mobilize up to 5,000 troops with all the necessary equipment to protect the population,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters.The storm was packing maximum …

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