The official death toll from Hurricane Eta in the Central American nation of Guatemala rose to 23 on Saturday, with 103 more people missing.
Guatemala's disaster relief agency CONRED reported on Saturday that almost 200,000 people in 15 of the country's 22 departments had been affected by the floods and landslides caused by the torrential downpours brought by the storm.
More than 10,000 people were injured, some 44,000 had been evacuated and 7,000 were being housed in temporary shelters.
"Damage evaluations continue to be carried out at the locations in order to begin the recovery process after the emergency is over," said CONRED spokesman David de León.
CONRED tweeted that rescuers had found three people buried by a landslide in the village of Queja in San Cristóbal Verapaz, where 150 homes were engulfed earlier this week. But the agency said weather conditions had forced work to a halt that day.
— CONRED (@ConredGuatemala) November 7, 2020
And it reported another landslide near Livingston, Izabal department on the Caribbean coast.
— CONRED (@ConredGuatemala) November 8, 2020
The Cuban volunteer medical brigade in the mountainous department of Coban tweeted images of the flooding there and of doctors treating survivors at a refugee centre.
— Brigada Medica Coban (@CobanMedica) November 6, 2020
— Brigada Medica Coban (@CobanMedica) November 7, 2020