5 Dead in Honduras Quake; Toll Expected to Rise

Tsunami warning has been called off
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 28, 2009 1:18 PM CDT
People look at the court of justice building in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, after a strong earthquake rocked the country in the early morning hours.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Five deaths have been confirmed after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked Honduras and Guatemala early today. Four victims were children between 3 and 15, crushed under their collapsed home, Reuters reports. "There will be many more dead," said a Honduran official. Buildings in both Central American states suffered structural damage in the offshore quake. A tsunami warning issued after the temblor has been lifted.