Heavy rains cause chaos in Northern Triangle, dozens dead

30th September 2022

Prior to the effects of Hurricane Ian, Honduras had already implemented a state of emergency as heavy rains battered Central America. Guatemala was considering issuing a similar decree with El Salvador also suffering loss of life and structural issues. Sinkholes have appeared across Guatemala causing the deaths of at least two people. Collapsing buildings and landslides have killed dozens more. So far the rainy season has killed 45 and affected over four million in Guatemala. Classes were suspended in El Salvador, as Guatemala endured the fourth wettest rainy season in 40 years.

Photo by Ruslan Zh 

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