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Iota leaves devastation in Nicaragua

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/19/20, 05:55 pm

Rescuers searched the site of a landslide on a mountainside where at least seven people died. Nicaragua’s Vice President Rosario Murillo on Wednesday raised the nation’s death toll to 16 after the second Category 4 storm in two weeks hit the coast on Monday.

What about the other countries in the storm’s path? Guatemalan authorities said two people were dead and two missing after a landslide. Iota passed over Honduras, which still had neighborhoods underwater after a previous storm, Eta. Torrential rain and flooding left some stranded with limited access to food and water. Panama also reported that one person was dead and one missing near the border with Costa Rica, and one person died on the tiny Columbian island of Providencia.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Jamie Dean’s report on the 2019 Daniel of the Year, Michael Miller, who works with children on the streets of Honduras.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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