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Number of people killed following Guatemalan landslide rises to 86

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Number of people killed following Guatemalan landslide rises to 86

Guatemalan authorities say the number of people killed following a landslide has risen to 86.

Around 350 people are still missing under tonnes of rubble after the landslide devastated the village of El Cambray - a neighbourhood in Santa Catarina Pinula, around 10 miles to the south-east of the capital Guatemala City - on Thursday night.

Today rescue teams will use dogs to try to reach people trapped under the rubble.

Some 26 people have been rescued so far.

A morgue has been set up, and burials will get underway later today.

Reuters news agency reports that some homes were buried under under 15 metres of rubble and earth, and that disaster agency Conred acknowledged the hopes of finding more survivors 'was very low'.