TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A powerful earthquake felt across much of Central America has left at least two people dead and dozens injured.
The magnitude-7.1 quake struck early this morning off the
Caribbean coast of Honduras. At least 24 homes collapsed in
Honduras, and some others fell in seaside towns in Belize. In
Belize City, residents ran outside as glasses and pictures crashed
Officials say a water tower toppled in the Belize town of
Independence and electricity was out all the way to the Mexican
border. Electricity, phones and Internet connections have been
reportedly cut across a large part of Honduras.
There's also word that the Democracy Bridge in Honduras
collapsed. The bridge spans the country's largest river, and is one
of two connecting the country's second-largest city with the rest
of the country. Officials are checking the other bridge to make
sure it's safe.
Honduran authorities say two young people died after their homes collapsed. There are unconfirmed reports of two other deaths. About 40 people have been injured.