Top 40 Deadliest Catastrophes in History

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29. Hurricane “Mitch”

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The hurricane named Mitch hit Central America in October 1998. Meteorologists have estimated it as the fifth category hurricane. Wind gusts reached 300 feet per second. The hurricane affected the areas of Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. It took over 20 thousand lives. Most people died from mudflows, strong winds, and tidal waves that reached up to 20 feet in height.

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