At least 19 people have died as a result of former hurricane Julia, which is continuing to drench Guatemala and El Salvador.
Hurricane Julia claims at least 28 deaths in Central America
At least 28 people have been reported dead after former Hurricane Julia assaulted Central America.
While Julia has dissipated, it is still drenching Guatemala and El Salvador with torrential rains after it reemerged in the Pacific following a pounding of Nicaragua.
Authorities in El Salvador said five Salvadoran army soldiers died after a wall collapsed at a house where they sought refuge in the town of Comasagua, where hundreds of police and soldiers have been conducting anti-gang raids. Another soldier was injured.
Guatemala’s disaster prevention agency said five people died after a hillside collapsed on their house in Alta Verapaz province, burying them.