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Death toll in Guatemala mudslide reaches 253

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The death toll of a massive landslide that buried a neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital has risen to 253 as the search for victims enters its second week.


   Deputy hospitals minister Israel Lemus said Friday that officials had still not decided to suspend the search in Santa Catarina Pinula, but plan to meet to discuss it on Monday.


   Alejandro Maldonado is the executive director of the National Disaster Reduction Commission. He says the current count of missing people is 374. He says 184 homes were affected.


   Maldonado says the decision to stop or continue the search will be based on the risk to rescuers

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