Rescue workers in Guatemala said they pulled at least 40 bodies from a massive mudslide and found 20 more dead in a swollen river Thursday, raising to at least 231 the number of people killed from five days of pounding rains in Central America and Mexico.
BBC News 2005/10/06
In pictures: Tropical Storm Stan unleashes havoc
OCHA Situtation Report No. 1 2005/10/04
1. After torrential rainfalls and mudslides, at least 23 people were killed and 2,000 evacuated in the regions south and west of the capital San Salvador. The amount of rainfall over the last 3 days is equivalent to the forecasted amount for the month of October.
2. The National Emergency System declared a status of red alert on 3 October due to the rains from tropical storm "Stan", which affected the coast of Mexico.
BBC News 2005/10/05
A rescue operation is under way in Central America and southern Mexico, where mudslides caused by a tropical storm have killed at least 110 people.
The emergency services are continuing to find buried bodies as they reach more isolated villages.
Although Tropical Storm Stan has passed, heavy rain is still falling and river levels are dangerously high.
The worst affected countries, El Salvador and Guatemala, are struggling to evacuate everyone at risk.
BBC News 2005/10/04
At least 39 people across Central America have been killed in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Stan.
El Salvador - already shaken by the eruption of its biggest volcano - was worst hit with at least 31 deaths.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/04
El Salvador was hardest hit with at least 23 people killed when the heavy rains triggered mudslides in neighborhoods south and west of the capital in the early hours of the morning.