More than 50 people have been killed in landslides and accidents caused by torrential rains and strong winds in the Central American country of Guatemala.

According to Guatemalan President Alejandro Giamatti, nearly half of the deaths occurred in the same area where the landslide destroyed 20 homes.

Hurricane Eta is expected to kill more than 70 people in Central America, while city streets are flooded.

Thousands of people were evacuated before the storm hit.