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Residents walk in a flooded area due to the heavy rains caused by Hurricane Eta, now degraded to a tropical storm, at Las Posas village in Morales, Izabal, 220 km north Guatemala City on November 5, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Guatemala City: More than 50 people in Guatemala were killed in landslides unleashed by storm Eta, the nation’s president said Thursday, after it inflicted devastation in parts of neighbouring Central American countries.

“In the morning we had four dead, now the figure is over 50 dead,” President Alejandro Giammattei said at an impromptu press conference.