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Landslide Buries Rescuers in Guatemala


A second landslide covered dozens of people on a highway in Guatemala Monday as they tried to dig out victims buried by a landslide the day before.

“A wall of earth fell on a bus and around 100 local people organized themselves to dig out the victims. Then another landslide came along and buried them,” said a spokesman for the local fire department Sergio Vasquez, according to Reuters.

Rescue workers had unearthed 22 bodies on a main highway northwest of Guatemala City.

On Sunday floods washed away sections of the Inter-American Highway, burying a bus and knocking several other vehicles off the road.
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