Oct 3: At least 29 people were killed and 600 missing following a landslide that destroyed about 125 homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, officials said.
CONRED declared earlier on Friday that the number of missing people might reach up to 600, depending on approximations of houses that were ruined. The landslide happened on Thursday night following heavy rains in the El Cambray II neighbourhood of the town 15 kilometers south of the capital, in accordance with newspaper Prensa Libre. Numerous rescue workers dug through sludge and rocks to get survivors.
Thirty six individuals rushed to hospital and have been pulled out of the mud and debris.