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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 October 2005, 11:08 GMT 12:08 UK
At-a-glance: Stan's trail of destruction
Mudslides caused by Tropical Storm Stan are known to have killed more than 770 people in Central America and Mexico. Hundreds more are thought to be missing.

Stan slammed ashore as a Category One hurricane in southern Mexico but it quickly lost force. Most of the damage has been done by torrential rains.

Click on the highlighted labels on the map below to find out more about what has happened in each country.

MexicoGuatemalaHondurasNicaraguaEl SalvadorCosta Rica

MEXICO

Impact: Stan slammed ashore as a hurricane in the southern port of Veracruz. Despite being downgraded soon after, it triggered major flooding and landslides in the states of Veracruz and Chiapas. Tens of thousands of people were moved from their homes and several oil rigs in the area were evacuated.

Confirmed death toll: 42

GUATEMALA

Impact: Guatemala is the worst-hit country. Entire villages have been wiped out by landslides and flash floods, and hundreds of people have been killed. The search for survivors has been called off, and the death toll could climb to 2,000.

More than 90,000 people are living in shelters, and water and electricity have been cut in the affected areas. Crops, livelihoods and homes have been destroyed. The threat of hunger and disease looms.

Two Mayan villages have been completely submerged by a slick of mud. More than 1,400 people are believed to have died in Panabaj, 180km west of the country's capital, Guatemala City. Nearby Tzanchaj was similarly devastated.

The United Nations has launched a $22m (12.5m) appeal in aid of survivors. More than a third of the victims are children, according to Unicef.

Confirmed death toll: 652

HONDURAS

Impact: Stan caused some floods and mudslides in Honduras. Most of the victims there were children.

Confirmed death toll: Four

EL SALVADOR

Impact: In El Salvador - already shaken by the recent eruption of its biggest volcano - some 300 communities were flooded and dozens of people are known to have died. More than 50,000 others have been taken to hundreds of shelters throughout the country, as rescue efforts continue.

Confirmed death toll: 72

NICARAGUA

Impact: Almost 3,000 people were affected by the storm that destroyed hundreds of homes. Dozens of communities were cut off by flooding and mudslides.

Confirmed death toll: 11

COSTA RICA

Impact: Heavy rainfall and new floods prompted by Stan added to the woes of hundreds of communities, mostly along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, which had undergone heavy destruction as a result of Hurricane Rita. More than 500 people were taken to temporary shelters.

Confirmed death toll: two




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