Guatemala quake: 6 more found dead; toll at 45

  • Agencies, San Marcos, Guatemala
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  • Updated: Nov 08, 2012 07:24 IST

A spokeswoman for firefighters in Guatemala says rescue crews have found six bodies in the town of Quetzaltenango, bringing the death toll from the Central American nation's 7.4-magnitude earthquake to 45.

The 7.4-magnitude quake leveled 131 homes and injured 155 people in San Marcos department, Perez said. Authorities opened 11 shelters that can house 800 people.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 1635 GMT, with the epicenter located about 163 kilometers west-southwest of Guatemala City. The depth was 41.6 kilometers.

 

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