Deadly storm kills more than 140 in Central America

Published on 31 May 2010

A violent weekend storm that lashed Central America killed at least 144 people, left 53 more missing and 45,000 evacuated from their homes, the Red Cross' Panama-based regional headquarters said. (..) More than 8,000 people were forced to leave their homes in El Salvador, and more than 3,000 in Honduras, which has received 225,000 dollars in help from regional banks, in addition to 500,000 dollars and 5,000 tons of food from the UN's World Food Program.

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