Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador Facebook Comments Related posts:More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica Government decrees state of mourning; donation, volunteer efforts increase High winds claimed the life of a fourth victim in Costa Rica as the cold front that has been moving through the country since the weekend continued to cause accidents, power outages and other problems.A report from National Emergency Commission (CNE) spokeswoman Nancy Madrigal on Monday evening indicated that the fourth victim of accidents related to the cold front died in Turrialba. Madrigal said that the victim was an indigenous man who attempted to cross the Siripi River on Saturday and was carried away by the strong current. His body was found on Monday.Several rivers around the country are running high following days of heavy rains, the CNE reported.Of the three other victims previously reported, two were Swiss tourists who died when a tree fell on their cabin in the Caribbean beach town of Cahuita on Saturday; the third was a cyclist who died when a tree fell on him during a race in the Pacific port town of Caldera.As of Monday evening, the CNE reported a total of 332 incidents reported nationwide including 47 homes with roofs ripped off by the winds, six landslides and three floods. A Yellow Alert was still in place for all regions of the country except the southwest.
Large numbers of Brits are expected to book flights to Turkey this year as Istanbul, its largest city, becomes the 2010 European Capital of Culture.This is the prediction from the International Currency Exchange (ICE), which said that the country’s strategic location between Europe and Asia in addition to its “melting pot of cultures” will ensure its popularity.Koko Sarkari, the ICE’s global head, said the Turkish lira was the sixth most ordered currency in May and June last year.”We are already seeing sales of lira up in January 2010 compared to the same time last year, suggesting that Turkey is a hot favourite with UK travellers,” he commented.Mr Sarkari went on to say that a few lira are essential during a cruise along the Bosphorus because they will get you a refreshing glass of traditional apple tea.The ICE recommends that travellers heading to Turkey order their currency online in order to secure the best rates.Earlier this month, the ICE said that flights to the United Arab Emirates had been popular this winter owing to the nation’s appeal as a winter sun destination.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMore Brits book flights to long-haul destinations this half termThere has been a “surge in demand” for overseas currencies as more people book long-haul flights this half term.Flights to Istanbul will be in demand ahead of Capital of Culture 2010 statusFlights to Istanbul will be in demand ahead of Capital of Culture 2010 statusMore Brits could book flights to Iceland last-minuteIceland, Jamaica and Hungary offer the best value for money for British travellers.