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Monday, November 2, 1998 Published at 18:47 GMT


World: Americas

United States president describes Hurricane Mitch deaths as a terrible tragedy


The United States President, Bill Clinton, has described the deaths caused by Hurricane Mitch as a "terrible tragedy" for Central America and said the prayers of his administration were with its victims.

President Clinton went on to say diaster aid teams had been sent to the countries affected.

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