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At least 1 dead in Guatemala mudslide; searchers hunting for more possible victims

  • Evacuating residents watch rescue efforts after a landslide hit Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Recent rainfall provoked the landslide, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Evacuating residents watch rescue efforts after a landslide hit Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Recent rainfall provoked the landslide, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescue workers carry a body away from the site of a landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Recent rainfall provoked the landslide, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Rescue workers carry a body away from the site of a landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Recent rainfall provoked the landslide, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescue workers search for survivors and bodies after a landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Recent rainfall provoked the landslide, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Rescue workers search for survivors and bodies after a landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Recent rainfall provoked the landslide, affecting dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

Rescue workers have found at least one person dead and are searching for more bodies in a massive mudslide on the outskirts of Guatemala City.

The spokesman for the national disaster prevention agency says a hillside collapsed on homes after heavy rains.

David de Leon says several houses were buried by dirt, mud and rocks in the village of Cambray, about 10 miles (15 kms) east of the capital.

De Leon said Friday that 25 people were injured and at least 68 homes were damaged.

Police and soldiers were participating in the rescue efforts.

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