Tropical Storm Bonnie becomes hurricane, kills 3 in Central America

Tropical storm Bonnie leaves a trail of felled trees in its wake, on the South Pan-American highway, in Rivas, Nicaragua, on July 2, 2022. – EPA pic, July 4, 2022.

TROPICAL Storm Bonnie was upgraded to a category one hurricane yesterday as it swept towards Mexico after killing three people in El Salvador and Nicaragua, the US National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane, the third of the season off Mexico’s coast, is carrying maximum sustained winds of 125km per hour “with higher gusts,” the NHC said, citing satellite images.

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