Jun 1, 2010 8:55 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Tropical Storm Agatha kills 150

Dozens of people are still missing in Central America where flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 150.

More than 100,000 people have been evacuated just in hardest-hit Guatemala, which lists at least 123 dead and 90 missing in the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha.

Emergency crews are still struggling to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges. Volunteers have worked nonstop since Sunday to recover bodies. Thousands more fled their homes in Honduras and El Salvador.

At least 17 people died in Honduras, where more rain is forecast, and 10 died in El Salvador. Rescue efforts in Guatemala have been complicated by a volcanic eruption Thursday near the capital that blanketed parts of the area with ash.


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