Earthquake kills hundreds in Central America

Monday, January 15, 2001 at 1:00am

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - More than 234 people died and at least 1,200 more were missing in El Salvador on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake struck the Central American nation setting off landslides and burying hundreds of homes, officials said.

A National Police spokesman told Reuters 234 deaths had been confirmed, most of them in a massive landslide that buried as many as 500 homes in the San Salvador suburb of Santa Tecla.

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