Costa Rica News – At least two tourists have been killed after 100km/h winds and heavy rain sent a tree falling onto their hotel in Costa Rica.
Two foreign tourists, reportedly a Swiss couple in their 70s, have been killed after a tree fell on their hotel while they were sleeping in Costa Rica.
A cold front is sweeping the Central American country knocking down dozens of trees, causing widespread power outages and ripping roofs from houses.
Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission spokesman Sigifredo Perez says two foreign tourists died when a tree struck their hotel, in Cahuita, in the Caribbean coastal province of Limon, while they were sleeping.
Local media have identified the tourists as a Swiss couple, aged in their 70s.
Two other people were also seriously injured when a tree fell on their car in Guacimo, also in Limon province, Perez said.
Costa Rica’s National Weather Service says the front is now located right over the country packing wind gusts of between 60 to 106km/h.