Tragic

Tropical Storm Agatha’s Death Toll Rises

Saturday's tropical Storm Agatha has claimed the lives of at least 131 people in Central America, and the death toll is expected to rise. Guatemala bore the brunt of casualties, with 108 of its citizens killed; at least nine people died in El Salvador and 14 in Honduras. Over 112,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Guatemala due to the torrential downpours and subsequent flooding and mudslides, and the government is working to airlift food and supplies to areas cut off by the damage. Guatemala had already been contending with Mother Nature before the deluges, with the eruption of a volcano late last week.