Tue, 05 Dec 2023

GUATEMALA CITY, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Guatemala's rainy season has claimed the lives of 32 people and left 16 others missing, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) said Monday.

There was damage to 30 schools, 242 roads and 31 bridges, and some 472 homes were at risk of destruction, the agency reported.

Meanwhile, 5,689 people were left homeless, 10,303 evacuated and 587 sheltered due to heavy rains.

"In the last 24 hours, the Conred system has registered six incidents associated with rain around the country," the agency wrote on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Early Monday, the Naranjo River in Guatemala City flooded, leaving at least three people dead and 15 missing.

Conred has coordinated with the National Civil Police, Civil Defense, Red Cross, fire departments and other rescue forces to begin searching for the missing.

As of Monday morning, a total of 805 rain-related emergencies had been reported in Guatemala.

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