Update: Central America Death Toll Rises to 150
Here’s a run-down of the latest update:
In Guatemala, 123 are dead and at least 90 more are missing. Landslides buried dozens of Indian communities and killed at least 60 people in Chimaltenango province. Three homes were destroyed and 11 people died in Parajbei, and approximately 110,000 people in Guatemala have been evacuated thus far.
The status in Honduras is not much better, with at least 17 dead and thousands of residents evacuated.
El Salvador also saw the evacuation of some 11,000 people and their death toll rose to 10, plus 2 more (at least) are missing. Most of their roads were affected by the landslides and 179 bridges have been destroyed. On top of that, at least 20 villages were flooded by the Lempa River.
To find out more, check out this article. Further updates will be posted as they happen.
By Heidi Marshall