The death toll from floods in Guatemala rose to 35

Floods in GuatemalaThe floods caused by rains in Guatemala last week killed at least 35 people.

This was reported by representatives of the National Coordination Centre for combating the effects of natural disasters, which have indicated that as a result of the disaster suffered in varying degrees about 500 thousand people.

As ITAR-TASS news agency, of the dangerous parts of the country evacuated 23 thousand Guatemalans, 12.7 thousand people housed in temporary shelters. Still listed as missing 6 people.

Element has damaged more than 4,500 homeowners, 52% of roads in Guatemala are damaged. Travel on some highway completely closed by the authorities due to their poor condition and the presence of a real threat to the transport. Floods destroyed agricultural crops in large areas.

In different parts of Guatemala continue rescue efforts. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, from October 19, the intensity of rainfall in the country will be reduced significantly.

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