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WORLD IN BRIEF : CENTRAL AMERICA : Storm Kills 28, Leaves Thousands Homeless

September 18, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Tropical Storm Gert killed at least 28 people in Nicaragua and Honduras and left more than 15,000 homeless before moving out to sea, officials said. It gathered strength as it moved over the Caribbean toward Belize and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, reports said. Authorities in Nicaragua said heavy rains and flooding left at least eight people dead and 10,400 homeless there before Gert crossed into neighboring Honduras. In Honduras, at least 20 people were reported killed and 5,000 left homeless.

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