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Guatemala and Mexico fear more floods


Rescue workers in Guatemala are hoping to resume their search for victims of a massive landslide after rain and darkness forced them to stop.

Funerals have been held for those whose bodies have been recovered from the mud. Many were buried after rushing to help people trapped in a bus.

Torrential rain has reportedly left at least 50 dead and affected hundreds of thousands of others in Guatemala and southern Mexico. Across central America severe storms over the past few months have killed dozens of people.

The tropical storm Hermine has also made its mark, lashing the Mexican coast on its way north towards the United States.

The region has seen one of the worst ever rainy seasons. In southern Mexico a quarter of a million people have left their homes.

As the area braces itself for more rain the authorities are battling to provide shelter for thousands of others they fear may be forced to flee.

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