Deaths and Floods Have Left the Rainy Season in Guatemala

Rescue Forces Transport Attack Amid Rains and Floods, June 21, 2024 Photo: @Lared1061

June 21, 2024 Hour: 8:00 pm

The deaths were due to landslides, floods, overflowing rivers and other incidents

The rainy season in Guatemala has caused, until this Friday, the death of at least ten people and the flooding of several communities on the south coast of the country, official sources said.

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The deaths were due to landslides, floods, overflowing rivers and other incidents in the departments of Suchitepéquez, San Marcos, Guatemala Quiché and Jalapa, according to the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred).

One of the most shocking incidents was on Friday evening, when a landslide cost the lives of a woman and a minor driving in their vehicle in the department of San Marcos, according to official sources.

During the rainy season, which began 15 days ago, almost 2.5 million people have been affected throughout the country, according to official data.

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The intense rains of the season in Guatemala have resulted in the tragic deaths of at least ten people as of this Friday, according to authorities. In addition, several communities on the southern coast of the country are flooded due to these weather events.

This Friday in different villages of the department of Santa Rosa, on the south coast of Guatemala, floods were reported in its main streets, forcing neighbors to move on boats on the sidewalks, while access to businesses and housing was partially blocked by water.

According to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), the floods are due to the overflow of the Los Esclavos River, which has an outlet in the Pacific Ocean and a length of 145 kilometers.

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Fuente: EFE

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