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Disasters with highest death tolls

Hurricane Mitch

Thursday Oct 22, 1998
Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico

Hurricane Mitch is the second-deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record, causing over 11,000 fatalities in Central America in 1998, including approximately 7,000 in Honduras and 3,800 in Nicaragua due to catastrophic flooding from the slow motion of the storm.


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