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Thursday, 08 October 2015 - 11:17
Guatemala landslide death toll rises to 186
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The death toll from a massive landslide that covered much of a small village in Guatemala continues to rise.

By Tuesday night, rescuers had recovered the bodies of 186 people in El Cambray, about 10 miles (16 km) east of Guatemala City, Guatemala's public ministry tweeted.

Many more people are still missing.

Heavy rains triggered a mudslide in El Cambray on Thursday evening. The side of a towering hill broke loose suddenly and crashed down on the village.

Since then, residents and rescuers had shoveled and even burrowed with their hands in search of the hundreds of victims the public ministry estimates were inside the dozens of homes that were instantly engulfed by the landslide.

On Tuesday, the Red Cross asked for donations of dry ice for its makeshift morgue, where the bodies kept coming.

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