At least 68 houses buried, 26 dead and 600 missing after landslide in Guatemala

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A landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula in Guatemala, left at least 26 dead and 46 wounded.

The landslide buried 68 houses in the village. Officials estimate that 600 people are missing.

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The landslide buried 60 houses killing at least 26 persons and injurering 25. 600 people remain missing. Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images

So far 34 people have been rescued. The immediate priority is to rescue people who may still be alive.

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Residents, rescuers and army soldiers look for victims after a landslide destroyed parts of Cambray village, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, Guatemala on October 2, 2015. Photo:

The orange alert has been declared by the Executive Secretariat of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction.

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The whole cliff just buried 68 houses at Cambray village, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, Guatemala on October 2, 2015. Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images

This landslide may have been caused by heavy rain that have been pooring over the region since September 27, 2015.

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Prayers to fing more survivors… Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The remaining houses left standing in the area are at high risk and had to be evacuated. Prayers!

More information: Al menos 26 muertos y 600 desaparecidos tras el deslizamiento en Guatemala

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More information about this landslide in Guatemala: Al menos 26 muertos y 600 desaparecidos tras el deslizamiento en Guatemala

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