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Mountain landslide kills at least 22 in Guatemala

At least 22 people died in northern Guatemala yesterday when part of a mountain collapsed on a walking trail, emergency authorities told Reuters.

world Updated: Jan 05, 2009 08:56 IST

At least 22 people died in northern Guatemala yesterday when part of a mountain collapsed on a walking trail, emergency authorities told Reuters.

The landslide happened in a sparsely populated area in the district of Alta Verapaz, 200 km from Guatemala City.

Emergency workers were still looking for more victims yesterday night.

Landslides are common in Guatemala, but usually occur during the rainy season between June and November.

Hugo Arvizu, a spokesman for Guatemala's disaster relief commission CONRED, said the landslide was caused by a local geological fault.