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Hundreds Feared Dead After Landslide In Guatemala

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posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:37 AM
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Heavy rains have caused a landslide on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital, Guatemala City, killing at least 26 people and injuring 36 more.

A hillside about 300 ft high collapsed on the residential neighborhood of around 150 homes late on Thursday.

Initial reports have suggested a further 100 people may be missing but that number could rise to as much as 600 due to the number of homes in the area, according Alejandro Maldonado, executive secretary of Conred, the country's emergency disaster agency.

Hundreds Feared Dead After Landslide In Guatemala

Did a search, turned up nothing on this recent disaster.
I'm surprised it isn't up yet.
Yahoo's reporting fatalities of at least 30- that's bound to rise quickly.
Count your blessings folks.




posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: ADAMandEVIL

Here's a CNN link for you also!

CNN

So sad! Officials said that many residents failed to heed the evacuation warning! Why?!

Also, they are stating there could be as many as 600 missing...although that is an estimate...
I hope some of that high number is due to people evacuating and the officials NOT knowing how many did!



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:00 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Thanks for the link!
Tried to post more but my computer hates me today.
edit on 3-10-2015 by ADAMandEVIL because: links uncooperative



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Why would they stay?

To answer that, one has to look at what happens when warnings are issued, people leave, and an event fails to happen, or be as bad as predicted. Looting, squatters moving in, and the like can really make an already difficult scenario bloody impossible to deal with, after all.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Stubbornness and pride aside, sometimes people take the risk when their options are to stay or abandon a lifetime of work/memory.
'Go down with the ship' so to say. Not intentionally, but certainly foolishly.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 10:05 PM
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*UPDATE*
CNN reporting fatalities have risen to 73
UPDATE via CNN



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