Tropical depression Eta is estimated to have claimed 150 lives in Guatemala, President Alejandro Giammattei says.
The estimate includes 100 people who went missing when 150 houses were buried under a landslide in the village of Queja near San Cristobal Verapaz in the centre of the country, according to figures given by the army.
"At this moment we calculate that, between the dead and those missing, non-official figures put it at more or less 150 dead, and we say non-official because we don't have it totally confirmed," Giammattei said at a press conference.
Eta also claimed more than 20 lives in other countries in the region.
One of the fiercest storms to hit Central America in years, Eta on Friday dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America and the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned "catastrophic flooding" in the region would continue.
On Friday morning, the eye of the storm was on the edge of Belize's coast and heading out to the Caribbean Sea, charting a course to Cuba and Florida this weekend, the NHC said.
Australian Associated Press
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