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Rescuers search for missing in deadly Guatemala trash slide

  • The relative of a missing garbage-picker cries as she waits for information at the entrance of the city garbage dump in Guatemala City, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Rescue workers are picking through garbage looking for bodies or possible survivors a day after the massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.  Authorities say about 1,000 people worked in that area of the dump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    The relative of a missing garbage-picker cries as she waits for information at the entrance of the city garbage dump in Guatemala City, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Rescue workers are picking through garbage looking for bodies or possible survivors a day after the massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people. Authorities say about 1,000 people worked in that area of the dump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman walks on the outskirts of the city dump one day after trash collapsed on workers in Guatemala City, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Rescue workers are picking through garbage looking for bodies or possible survivors after the massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.  Authorities say about 1,000 people worked in that area of the dump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    A woman walks on the outskirts of the city dump one day after trash collapsed on workers in Guatemala City, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Rescue workers are picking through garbage looking for bodies or possible survivors after the massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people. Authorities say about 1,000 people worked in that area of the dump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Isabel Vicente Lux shows a photo of her husband, garbage picker Pedro Chivalan, who's missing after a massive slope of trash collapsed on workers at the dump in Guatemala City, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Rescue workers are picking through garbage looking for bodies or possible survivors after the trash collapsed, killing at least four people. Authorities say about 1,000 people worked in that area of the dump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Isabel Vicente Lux shows a photo of her husband, garbage picker Pedro Chivalan, who's missing after a massive slope of trash collapsed on workers at the dump in Guatemala City, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Rescue workers are picking through garbage looking for bodies or possible survivors after the trash collapsed, killing at least four people. Authorities say about 1,000 people worked in that area of the dump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of rescue workers are picking through a Guatemalan garbage dump looking for bodies or possible survivors a day after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.

The National Civil Police reports that 18 people may still be missing, while Guatemala's national disaster response agency puts the figure at five.

Dozens of people seeking loved ones who were unaccounted for were also at the scene Thursday.

Marta Julia Davila said she was looking for her grandfather who works as a "guajero," or garbage picker.

She said "we have not seen him since yesterday ... since the slide."

Recent rains may have contributed to the slide. Authorities say about 1,000 people worked in that area of the dump and had been asked to evacuate, but some resisted.