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Mudslides kill at least 22 on Guatemala highway

Last Updated: Monday, September 6, 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 6, 2010 - 00:16
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