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Hurricane's toll rises to at least 130

September 08, 2007|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.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 40 words Type of Material: Correction
Hurricane relief: A photo caption that ran Saturday in Section A with a brief article on Hurricane Felix's toll said a U.S. Air Force helicopter was delivering food aid to Miskito Indians in Nicaragua. A Navy helicopter delivered the aid.

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