Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Death toll in Costa Rica quake rises to 20

San Jose, Costa Rica (AP) - The death toll from Costa Rica's magnitude-6.2 earthquake has risen to 20 after more bodies were found.

The country's judicial investigative agency says the death toll stands at 20 after three more bodies were found. Two were farm workers.

The quake rocked the Central American nation on Thursday, unleashing massive landslides and destroying homes in a mountainous, remote region popular with tourists and farmers. Fifteen of the victims have been identified.

President Oscar Arias visited a tent camp Tuesday that houses some of the estimated 2,000 victims whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

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