Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Heavy rains leave 3,850 people homeless in Guatemala
+ -
11:32, May 12, 2009

 Related News
 Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits Guatemala
 German tour agency suspends travel packages to Guatemala till 2011
 Guatemalan ambassador: Mexican cartels moving to border area to avoid crackdown
 Minor earthquake shakes Guatemala
 U.S. assistant secretary to visit Guatemala
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Heavy rains have left 3,850 people homeless in two Guatemalan provinces, according to news reaching here on Monday.

The worst hit area was Chisec in the province of Alta Verapaz, where 2,300 people have been affected and 404 houses have been destroyed, according to the National Disaster Reduction Coordination.

In Dolores in the neighboring Peten province, 1,550 people have been forced to leave their homes and 288 houses have been damaged.

The disaster reduction coordination said it had set up committees to coordinate with regional authorities in coping with the situation.

The rains over the weekend were caused by humid air that could also trigger downpours across the country in the coming days, according to weather forecast.


  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Tamil protesters block major freeway in downtown Toronto
Jackie Chan's 'freedom' talk sparks debate
Bias or information gap
Obama shows his smart power
Calf born with two noses

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved