Mudslides kill at least 22 on Guatemala highway
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Last Updated: Monday, September 06, 2010, 00:16
Guatemala City: Officials say that mudslides on a Guatemalan highway have killed at least 22 people. Scores more are missing.

Police say the first slide yesterday buried a bus under tons of mud at kilometer marker 81 on a highway leading north toward Mexico. That led President Alvaro Colom to declare a national emergency.

Now officials say a second slide that happened hours later at kilometer 171 has killed at least 12 people, some in vehicles and some among people who came to rescue them. At least 60 people are missing.


First Published: Monday, September 06, 2010, 00:16

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