Tropical Storm Eta Hits Mexico and Central America with Powerful Floods, Death & Destruction

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The effects of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Eta hit Guatemala, Nicaragua Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico for several days. Eta caused torrential rains and epics flooding that destroyed roads, bridges and agro infrastructure, and killed some 200 people in the region.

Guatemala reported 25 deaths and 150 missing and presumed dead. Rescue workers and military personnel were looking for the bodies of the inhabitants of an indigenous village in the north of the country that was buried under a massive landslide.

In Honduras, authorities reported on Monday that 57 victims and eight people missing and presumed dead due to flooding and landslides. In total, more than 1.8 million Hondurans have been affected by Eta, according to the Permanent Commission of Contingencies (Copeco). Official statistics include 73,647 evacuees and more than 39,000 individuals temporarily relocated in a network of 300 shelters set up by the authorities.

Source: El Pais

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