Collapsed roads slow storm rescue in Guatemala

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The Independent US

Collapsed roads and highway bridges complicated rescue efforts in Guatemala yesterday after Tropical Storm Agatha drenched Central America, burying homes under mud and killing at least 146 people.

Dozens of people were still missing and rescue teams struggled to reach remote rural communities after the storm cut off roads. Some 35,000 people remained in emergency shelters three days after Agatha, the first named storm of the 2010 Pacific hurricane season, slammed into Guatemala and dumped more than 3ft of rain in some places.