Deadly Storm Strikes Volcano-Hit Guatemala

A powerful tropical storm has struck Guatemala, bringing torrential rains that have added to the disruption caused by an erupting volcano. At least 12 people have died in mudslides and floods caused by tropical storm Agatha, which is moving in from the Pacific Ocean. The rains are complicating efforts to clear up ash from the Pacaya Volcano, which began erupting on Thursday. Guatemala's main airport will remain close for at least five days. Tropical storm Agatha - the first named storm of the Pacific Hurricane season - is expected to dump at least 50cm (20in) of rain on Guatemala, as well as El Salvador and southeastern Mexico.
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