GUATEMALA CITY – At least two people died over the weekend in an Indian community in western Guatemala due to the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Alex, the fire department said.
The victims died in a mudslide Sunday in Chuchesig, a community in Solola province, where they were working on a road project.
Barloto Godoy, 40, and Ricardo Vasquez, 45, are the only people reported killed in Guatemala by the storm, which made landfall late Saturday in neighboring Belize.
The storm caused flooding, collapses, mudslides and sinkholes across the Central American country, the Conred national emergency management office said.
The rain was especially heavy in Guatemala’s eastern and Caribbean regions, the weather service said.
The areas most affected by the storm were the northern, Caribbean, northeastern and eastern regions, the weather service said. EFE