Landslide caused by heavy rains kills 11 in western Guatemala
At least 11 people have died in western Guatemala after heavy rains caused a mudslide that swamped homes.
At least 11 people have died in western Guatemala after heavy rains caused a mudslide that swamped homes, spilled onto a highway and buried two buses early on Tuesday, emergency services said.
The buses were hit following the collapse of part of a hillside in the municipality of San Pedro Soloma, national disaster centre Conred said in a statement.
Ten of the fatalities were on a bus that was buried, and another was inside one of the homes, Conred added. Nine people were injured, it said.
Emergency services were working with local officials to establish how many homes may have been buried and how many people are missing, the statement noted.
Recently, a strong earthquake had hit southwestern Guatemala near the border with Mexico, killing at least two people and damaging buildings, including a church and a border bridge, officials said.
The 6.9-magnitude quake damaged buildings in the neighbouring southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of deaths in Mexico.
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