Landslide devastates Guatemala City, hundreds missing

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A resident looks at houses damaged by a landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, October 2, 2015. (REUTERS Photo)

A resident looks at houses damaged by a landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, October 2, 2015. (REUTERS Photo)

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Residents watch rescue efforts after a mudslide hit Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Heavy rain provoked a hillside to collapse, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo)

Residents watch rescue efforts after a mudslide hit Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Heavy rain provoked a hillside to collapse, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo)

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Rescue workers search for survivors after a landslide hit Cambray, a neighbourhood in the suburb of Santa Catarina Pinula, about 10 miles east of Guatemala City. Hundreds are missing, with at least 36 dead after the landslide devastated the villages on the outskirts of Guatemala City. (AP Photo)

Rescue workers search for survivors after a landslide hit Cambray, a neighbourhood in the suburb of Santa Catarina Pinula, about 10 miles east of Guatemala City. Hundreds are missing, with at least 36 dead after the landslide devastated the villages on the outskirts of Guatemala City. (AP Photo)

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Friends and relatives wait for information outside a provisional morgue where the bodies recovered from the site of a landslide have been taken. The hill that towers over the Santa Catarina Pinula neighborhood known as Cambray, collapsed late Thursday after heavy rains, burying several houses with dirt, mud and rocks. (AP Photo)

Friends and relatives wait for information outside a provisional morgue where the bodies recovered from the site of a landslide have been taken. The hill that towers over the Santa Catarina Pinula neighborhood known as Cambray, collapsed late Thursday after heavy rains, burying several houses with dirt, mud and rocks. (AP Photo)

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Firemen, rescuers, and volunteers take part in the rescue operations after a landslide late Thursday, following heavy rains, covered part of the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, on October 2, 2015. (AFP Photo)

Firemen, rescuers, and volunteers take part in the rescue operations after a landslide late Thursday, following heavy rains, covered part of the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, on October 2, 2015. (AFP Photo)

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Picture taken during the search and rescue operation after a landslide late Thursday, following heavy rains, covered part of the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, on October 2, 2015. Over a hundred homes were devastated by the landslide. (AFP Photo)

Picture taken during the search and rescue operation after a landslide late Thursday, following heavy rains, covered part of the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, on October 2, 2015. Over a hundred homes were devastated by the landslide. (AFP Photo)

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Family members have reported 100 people missing, but the number could be as high as 600 based on at least 100 homes in the area of the slide, said Alejandro Maldonado, executive secretary of Conred, the country's emergency disaster agency. (AP Photo)

Family members have reported 100 people missing, but the number could be as high as 600 based on at least 100 homes in the area of the slide, said Alejandro Maldonado, executive secretary of Conred, the country's emergency disaster agency. (AP Photo)

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Rescue team members carry the body of a landslide victim in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, October 2, 2015. Hundreds of rescue workers dug through sludge and rock on Friday looking for survivors of a massive mudslide in Guatemala. (REUTERS Photo)

Rescue team members carry the body of a landslide victim in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, October 2, 2015. Hundreds of rescue workers dug through sludge and rock on Friday looking for survivors of a massive mudslide in Guatemala. (REUTERS Photo)

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