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World Tropical Storm Amanda death toll rises to 26 in Central America

12:40  03 june  2020
12:40  03 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Torrential rains at the weekend caused by Tropical Storm Amanda have killed at least 20 people in Central America , authorities said on In Guatemala, officials reported the deaths of two people due to the storm , including a boy of nine. The rains killed at least three people in Honduras, including a

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The death toll from Tropical Storm Amanda in Central America rose to 26 even as a new storm was forming in the Gulf of Mexico, reports said on Tuesday.

A man is seen at the commercial area of Sunzal Beach affected by the Tropical Storm Amanda in La Libertad, El Salvador, on June 1, 2020. - Storm Amanda left a trail of destruction and death as it passed through northern Central America, where 18 people died and countless houses and roads were devastated by the cyclone, especially in El Salvador, the country worst beaten. (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS / AFP) (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS/AFP via Getty Images) © Photo by MARVIN RECINOS/AFP via Getty Images A man is seen at the commercial area of Sunzal Beach affected by the Tropical Storm Amanda in La Libertad, El Salvador, on June 1, 2020. - Storm Amanda left a trail of destruction and death as it passed through northern Central America, where 18 people died and countless houses and roads were devastated by the cyclone, especially in El Salvador, the country worst beaten. (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS / AFP) (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS/AFP via Getty Images)

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

  Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala Tropical Storm Amanda, the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, killed 10 people as it lashed El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday amid flooding and power outages. El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele declared a state of emergency for 15 days to cope with the effects of the storm, which lost strength later in the day as it moved into Guatemala. The fatalities were all recorded in El Salvador, senior cabinet official Carolina Recinos said, adding that one person is reported missing.In the capital, San Salvador, 50 homes were damaged by rain and powerful winds, while 23 vehicles were swallowed by a sinkhole, Mayor Ernesto Muyshondt said.

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Tropical Storm Amanda , the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, killed at least 14 people as it The fatalities were all recorded in El Salvador, interior minister Mario Duran said, warning that the death toll could rise . Amanda knocked down trees, triggered flash floods and landslides, caused

El Salvador and neighboring Guatemala and Honduras were lashed by torrential rains and high winds after Amanda swept in from the Pacific on Sunday, causing floods and power cuts.

The death toll in El Salvador, which bore the brunt of the storm, rose from 16 to 20, the environment ministry said on Tuesday.

One of seven people reported missing there was however found alive, said Carolina Recinos, a senior official in San Salvador, who also said 2,000 homes were "completely destroyed."

Nearly 8,000 people were evacuated from high-risk areas and transferred to shelters.

With Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to bring further heavy rains to already waterlogged soil, the environment ministry has warned of "a high probability of many landslides and falling rocks."

Four people died in Honduras after they were swept away by the current.

The rains caused flooding and landslides in several regions of the country, officials said.

Two people were also killed and two injured in Guatemala, where authorities reported 500 homes damaged.

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