More than 150 people have been killed in a landslide caused by Hurricane Ita in the Central American country of Guatemala.
In addition, many houses collapsed due to strong winds and torrential rains and many people died under the rubble.
The army has also joined the rescue operation in remote areas.
The country’s president, Alejandro Giamatti, told the media that hundreds of people had been killed in the Queza area of the central region.
The torrential rains have caused flash floods. Rescue work is being hampered by falling trees and broken roads, disrupted communters and inclement weather. Earlier, authorities put the death toll at more than 50.
In neighboring Nicaragua, a four-magnitude hurricane ‘Ita’ struck for the first time at a speed of 225 kilometers per hour last Saturday. It then hit Honduras, another neighboring country.
Then it went on a rampage in Guatemala.