At least 6 die as storm hits Central American coast

first_img Gomez said five major rivers overflowed their banks, washing out bridges and highways. Officials evacuated more than 5,000 people, some of those from areas in San Pedro Sula, the country’s second-largest city. Heavy winds and rains were also pounding the Bay Islands, off the Honduran coast, said Hugo Arevalo, coordinator of a national disaster-response committee. “The damage is terrible along all the northern coast of the country,” he said. “Many of our countrymen are suffering, but we are doing all we can to bring them food, medicine and clothing.” In western Belize, the private plane belonging to Coppola’s resort, Blancaneaux Lodge, crashed Saturday morning, killing the Belizean pilot Rene Ram and two guests, said Kathleen Talbert, a spokeswoman for the filmmaker. Talbert, who declined to release the names of the guests, said the wreckage was found on the property of a neighboring resort. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We’re out of the cone of danger,” said Jennifer Pralgo, a hurricane center meteorologist. At 7 p.m. EST, the storm was about 245 miles east-southeast of Belize City and about 65 miles northeast of Limon, Honduras. It was moving erratically to the northeast at 6 mph. Gamma brought torrential rains to much of Central America, especially Honduras, where flash floods slowed the flow of emergency aid, said Luis Gomez, the country’s emergency coordinator. “People who are cut off or affected by the rains should ration water and food on their own because we won’t get to them until weather conditions improve,” Gomez said. He said at least three Hondurans had died and 13 more were missing, but had no further details. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Tropical Storm Gamma deluged the coast of Central America on Saturday, killing at least six people – three in flooding in Honduras and three in the crash of a small plane belonging to a Belize lodge owned by the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Forecasters said the slow-moving Gamma, the 24th named storm of an already record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, was likely to miss Florida. The storm had top sustained winds near 45 mph and was expected to stay well below hurricane strength of 74 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in Miami. Gamma was likely to speed up and turn northeast today, sending it across the northeastern Caribbean and toward western Cuba, forecasters said. On that path, Gamma would cross Cuba but skirt the Florida Keys and the Florida mainland on Monday. Earlier forecasts showed Gamma following a course similar to the one taken by Hurricane Wilma, which barreled across south Florida on Oct. 24, causing 21 deaths, damaging homes and triggering power outages. last_img read more

Body of elderly man found floating in swimming pool

first_imgKolkata: Tension cropped up at Hedua after the body of an elderly person was found floating in the swimming pool early on Thursday morning.The deceased has been identified as Karuna Mondal (60) of Goabagan Street near Hedua. According to sources, on Thursday morning, around 5:30 am, several morning walkers saw a man floating in the water of Hedua swimming pool. Primarily none of the morning walkers did not bothered as they thought someone might be swimming or practicing to float. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBut, after a few minutes, some of them suspected something was wrong as he was not moving. Immediately some local residents went in to the water and brought the person ashore. He was rushed to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital where attending doctor declared him brought dead. After the body was fished out of the pool, some local morning walkers identified the persons as Mondal. According to the morning walkers, Mondal used to come there for fishing. It is suspected that he had come there and tried fetching something from pool and he lost balance over his body and fell in the water. It is also suspected that the elderly man couldn’t swim and there was nobody nearby when Mondal came there. Thus, he failed to save himself. An unnatural death case has been registered at Burtolla police station in this regard.last_img read more

The Latest Funeral to be held today for slain officers

first_imgFREDERICTON – 12:00 p.m.A funeral procession has begun to honour the lives of Robb Costello and Sara Burns, two Fredericton Police constables killed in a shooting last week.A police horse named Grimsby, who was co-owned by Burns and another officer, is marching along with the hundreds of officials in the procession.Hundreds of people with umbrellas are lining the procession route in the pouring rain to pay their respects to the fallen officers.Thousands of police officers and first responders from at least 150 agencies across North America will fill the Aitken Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus for a funeral service that is closed to the public.___11:45 a.m.Hundreds of people with umbrellas are lining the route where a funeral procession for two fallen Fredericton Police officers will take place.Meanwhile, police officers in dress uniforms are queuing outside Fredericton High School in the pouring rain, where the procession honouring constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns is slated to begin at noon.The two officers died alongside Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud last Friday when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.A regimental funeral service at the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick will begin at 1 p.m.___11:30 a.m.The families of two Fredericton Police constables killed in last week’s shooting have already taken their seats for a regimental funeral honouring the lives of Robb Costello and Sara Burns.The two officers died alongside Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud last Friday when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.About 4,000 people are expected to fill the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick for a funeral service that is closed to the public.A red carpet covers the floor of the Aitken Centre, leading up to where their caskets will be laid.A funeral procession from Fredericton High School is slated to begin at noon, with the service beginning an hour later.___11:00 a.m.Officials are beginning to gather at a high school in Fredericton for a funeral procession honouring two police officers who were gunned down last week.Rain is pouring down in New Brunswick’s capital, mirroring the gloom that has taken over the small city of nearly 60,000.Thousands of police officers and first responders from across North America will attend the funeral of constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns.They were killed along with Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud when a gunman opened fire on the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericton.A procession from Fredericton High School is slated to begin at noon, and the service will begin at 1 p.m. at the Aitken Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick.The alleged shooter, 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.last_img read more