A Day That Shook The World: Hurricane Mitch
Friday 01 April 2011
On 28 October 1998, Hurricane Mitch - a tropical storm in the south Caribbean - suddenly intensified into one of the worst hurricaines of the century.
The full destructive force of nature was turned first on Honduras and then Nicaragua - laying waste to both nations on an unprecedented scale, killing thousands and setting their development back by decades.
The world reacted with a massive relief effort, sending food aid and supplies, but the rebuilding effort would take a generation to complete.
Watch original British Pathe footage from the Hurricaine, above.
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