Michael Schumacher has toured the disaster zone in Costa Rica following the central American nation's 6.1-magnitude earthquake last week.

Michael Schumacher has toured the disaster zone in Costa Rica following the central American nation's 6.1-magnitude earthquake last week.

The death toll is reported to have risen above 20, with the most damage caused by resultant massive landslides.

Former seven time world champion Schumacher was already in Costa Rica for an appearance for traffic road safety, but he diverted his tour to survey the worst-affected region near the epicentre around Poas volcano.

The 40-year-old German, a renowned humanitarian donor, noted that "so many families have lost their homes".

 

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