At least 26 people are dead and many more are missing after a massive landslide covered much of a town in Guatemala.
The rain-soaked side of a hill crashed down onto El Cambray, burying dozens of homes, said National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, Alejandro Maldonado.
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Dozens of rescue workers and volunteers searched all day Friday in the mud and debris for survivors and victims.
“The figure we are using as potentially missing — and I want to emphasize that this is an estimate — is of 600 people missing,” Maldonado said. Many people in El Cambray did not heed a warning to evacuate, he said.
El Cambray is located about 10 miles east of Guatemala City.