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Forty Deaths Blamed on Hurricane Felix

This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center shows Category 5 Hurricane Felix churning northwest toward the coasts of southern Mexico and Honduras, early Monday morning, Sept. 3, 2007. This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center shows Category 5 Hurricane Felix churning northwest toward the coasts of southern Mexico and Honduras, early Monday morning, Sept. 3, 2007.

PUERTO CABEZAS, NICARAGUA (AP) -- More than 40 people have been killed in Nicaragua by Hurricane Felix.  Scores more people are missing after the massive storm blasted on shore.

Officials in neighboring Honduras say Nicaraguan survivors of Tuesday's Category 5 hurricane have washed up on shore.  Some 150 Miskito Indians clung to anything that floated and were swept into Honduras as the storm swamped their island homes.

Authorities rescued the Indians, nine of whom are in serious condition.  A Honduran congresswoman says there could be many more people floating at sea.

At least two people were killed by the storm in Honduras.

As Felix's remnants drench Central America, Hurricane Henriette plowed into Mexico for the second time.  It has since faded into a tropical depression.  Nine deaths are blamed on Henriette.

Updated by AEB

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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