Garbage dump collapses in Guatemala City killing 4 and burying 15 others picking through waste

According to the latest reports at least four people were found dead and 15 other injured in a landslide that occurred on April 27, 2016 at the garbage dump in zone 3 of Guatemala City.

Recent rains may have contributed to garbage-slides at the dump which also partly buried a garbage truck.

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At least four people are dead following the collapse of a massive slope of trash at a garbage dump in Guatemala City.

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The dead included three men and a woman.

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The dead are believed to be garbage-pickers known as guajeros who search through the trash looking for recyclable material.

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About 15 more people were taken for medical treatment after the collapse on Wednesday afternoon.

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About 1,000 people were working in that area of the dump when the landslide occurred.

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They were asked to evacuate but some refused.

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Officials are now investigating the cause of the landslide.

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Up to now, authorities have no clues. It may be related to the heavy rain that recently fell on the capital city.

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Scavenging at a garbage dump in Guatemala City. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd

Or did the latest strong Guatemala earthquake also helped destabilizing Earth?

Derrumbes en el vertedero de la zona 3 dejan 4 muertos y heridos

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