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Tropical Storm Gamma Kills 14


Tropical depression Gamma is expected to dissipate Monday after battering the coasts of Honduras and Belize, killing at least 14 people.

In the storm's wake, U.S. military helicopters have joined Honduran aircraft in flying aid to survivors along the Caribbean coast who have been cut off by flooding and mudslides.

At least 11 people in Honduras have died and 13 others are missing. The bad weather is also blamed for a plane crash that killed the pilot and two passengers in Belize. The plane was heading towards a resort lodge owned by U.S. filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the center of Gamma is about 135 kilometers northeast of Limon, Honduras, carrying maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers an hour.

Gamma is the 24th named storm of this year's record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season.

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