|Published:||May 30, 2010 12:58 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 30, 2010 12:58 PM EDT|
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Central American authorities say at least 83 people have been killed in flooding and landslides associated with the region's first tropical storm of the year.
Guatemala's disaster relief spokesman says 73 people have been killed as a result of torrential rains brought by Agatha, which slammed into the region as a tropical storm before dissipating.
Salvadoran President Maruricio Funes says nine people are dead in his country, and Honduras has reported one fatality.
Agatha was dissipating Sunday over the mountains of western Guatemala a day after it made landfall near the nation's border with Mexico with winds up to 45 mph (75 kph).