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Tropical Storm Amanda death toll rises to 26 in Central America

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first_imgOne of seven people reported missing there was however found alive, said Carolina Recinos, a senior official in San Salvador, who also said 2,000 homes were “completely destroyed.”Nearly 8,000 people were evacuated from high-risk areas and transferred to shelters.With Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to bring further heavy rains to already waterlogged soil, the environment ministry has warned of “a high probability of many landslides and falling rocks.”Four people died in Honduras after they were swept away by the current.The rains caused flooding and landslides in several regions of the country, officials said.Two people were also killed and two injured in Guatemala, where authorities reported 500 homes damaged.Topics : The death toll from Tropical Storm Amanda in Central America rose to 26 even as a new storm was forming in the Gulf of Mexico, reports said on Tuesday.El Salvador and neighboring Guatemala and Honduras were lashed by torrential rains and high winds after Amanda swept in from the Pacific on Sunday, causing floods and power cuts.The death toll in El Salvador, which bore the brunt of the storm, rose from 16 to 20, the environment ministry said on Tuesday.last_img read more

The new owners of the iconic inner city “giraffe’’ house promise to keep the animal housed

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first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoUnfortunately the monkey didn’t stay with 37 Macquarie St, TeneriffeAs a result of the sale, the buyer of the house then offered their home at Palm Ave, Ascot for sale and it has broken the street record, achieving $8.3 million for the deal.When the former owners moved into the Teneriffe home, a joke about a zoo-like enclosure on the front lawn resulted in the landscaper delivering a truckload of fake animals including the giraffe. 37 Macquarie St, TeneriffeANIMALS lovers can breath a sign of relief as the new owners of the iconic giraffe house at Teneriffe have promised they will continue to house the animal.The 2.7 metre giraffe stands out of the front of the waterfront home at 37 Macquarie St, Teneriffe which has now sold for $5.1 million.Marketing agent Hamish Bowman of Ray White said the new owners had promised they would keep the giraffe which become a popular local attraction. The home at Ascot sold for $8.3 million.The owners also had a life-size horse, a monkey on a swing on the deck and a gorilla around the pool area. Palm Ave, Ascot. Plenty of passers by have stopped to do a selfie with the giraffe at Macquarie St, Teneriffe.The home has four bedrooms, a pool, cellar, rumpus and a kitchenette on the ground level.Mr Bowman sold the properties with Matt Lancashire.last_img read more