May 31, 2010

Tropical Storm Agatha kills 131 in Central America

May 31, 2010

Source: Associated Press



By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA

GUATEMALA CITY — Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 131 people in Central America, officials said Monday.

Dozens are still missing, thousands have lost homes and emergency crews are struggling to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges caused by Tropical Storm Agatha.

The sun emerged Monday in hardest-hit Guatemala, where official counts reported 108 dead and 53 missing. In the department of Chimaltenango — a province west of Guatemala City — landslides buried dozens of rural Indian communities and killed at least 60 people, Gov. Erick de Leon said.   To Read More =>

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