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Hurricane’s toll rises to at least 130

From Times Wire Reports

The number of people killed when Hurricane Felix tore into the border area of Nicaragua and Honduras this week has jumped to at least 130, a Nicaraguan rescue official said.

The dead were mainly Nicaraguan Miskito Indians, including some fishermen whose bodies washed up in Honduras. Officials said about 70 people were believed missing.

A Nicaraguan newspaper said the death toll was 168.


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