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Guatemala mudslide: 264 dead, 40 still missing

AFP , Saturday 10 Oct 2015

Forty people are still missing following last week's deadly mudslides outside Guatemala City that killed 264 people, according to the latest tolls, a spokesman for search and rescue workers said Saturday.

"At this time we have 264 bodies and are continuing to search for 40 people who are still missing," Julio Sanchez, spokesman for volunteer firefighters and other rescue workers at the site of the disaster, told AFP.

Search and rescue efforts will continue through the weekend, but officials have said they will meet Monday to determine when to end the operation.
The disaster occurred on October 1 in the town of Santa Catarina Pinula, some 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of Guatemala City, leveling some 200 dwellings.

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