Tropical Storm Agatha Kills 142

May 31, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Destruction caused by tropical storm Agatha, in the neighbourhood of El Chile, in Tegicigalpa on May 31. The first tropical storm of the season killed at least 142 people across Central America.  (Orlando Sierra/Getty Images )
Destruction caused by tropical storm Agatha, in the neighbourhood of El Chile, in Tegicigalpa on May 31. The first tropical storm of the season killed at least 142 people across Central America. (Orlando Sierra/Getty Images )
Flooding and landslides from rain dumped by Tropical Storm Agatha has raised the death toll to 142 in Central America according to a report by the Associated Press.

The storm hit Saturday night, and has pummeled regions of Honduras and El Salvador with heavy rains.

Guatemala is the country worst hit. Guatemala was already under a state of emergency since last week after Pacaya Volcano began erupting, covering Guatemala City in ash forcing the closure of the main airport. The state of emergency has been extended.

Officials said 118 are confirmed dead, 53 are still missing and shelters in the country are overflowing with 110,000 homeless according to AP.

In addition, the country’s infrastructure has been severely affected. Washed away roads are hampering rescue efforts and waterlines are broken.