5 January 2009

Guatemala landslide update: 33 killed and up to 70 people reported missing

Posted by Dave Petley

A short update on the Guatemala landslide, which is looking like a dreadful tragedy.

Diaro de Centro America has published this dramatic image of the site:

Meanwhile Prensa Libre is reporting that the number of people killed is now known to be 33, with more people still missing. Telediaro suggests that the number missing may be as high as 70 people! Landslides are continuing to hamper the rescue operations.