Rescue efforts continue after deadly mudslide near Guatemala City

October 3, 2015 4:56 PM

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Hundreds of rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered four more bodies early Saturday in the wake of a hillside collapse above a group of homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital. The death toll rose to 30 amid fears that hundreds more could still be buried in the rubble.

Family members have reported at least 100 people unaccounted for after the Thursday evening mudslide. The number of missing could be as high as 600 from about 100 homes in the area, said Alejandro Maldonado, executive secretary of Conred, Guatemala's emergency disaster agency. At least 36 other peop...

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