Hurricane Otto kills three people in Panama

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At least three people in Panama have died and four are missing as Hurricane Otto churns toward eastern Central America, Panamanian President Juan Carlos said.

While the Caribbean is one of the few areas with warm enough water to support a hurricane this late in the season, a storm making landfall this far south is extremely rare This portion of Central America is unaccustomed to hurricane landfalls.

If Otto makes landfall in Costa Rica, it will be that country's first hurricane landfall in recorded history (since 1851).

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