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Guatemala Earthquake Kills at Least 52
Guatemalans fearing aftershocks huddled in the dark and frigid streets of this mountain town wrapped in blankets early Thursday, while others crowded inside its hospital, the only building left with electricity after a powerful earthquake killed at least 48 people and left dozens more missing.

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Relatives attend a funeral service for the Vazquez family in San Cristobal Cucho, Guatemala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The family died when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Wednesday, collapsing their home and burying 10 members of the family including a 4-year-old child, in the rubble. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Firefighters stand by the covered bodies of four people who died in the earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village suffered much of the damage after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast on Wednesday. More than 30 people died and about 100 people are missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Firefighters transport a wounded resident into a public hospital after he was injured in a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Relatives mourn during a funeral service for members of the Vasquez family who were buried alive when their house collapsed during an earthquake in San Cristobal Cucho, Guatemala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The family died when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Wednesday, collapsing their home and burying 10 members of their family, including a 4-year-old child, in the rubble. The powerful quake killed at least 52 people and left dozens more missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Rescue workers use heavy equipment to search for people who are feared to be buried in a sand mine after an earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Wednesday, killing at least 52 people and leaving dozens more missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Relatives mourn during a funeral service for a local family who were buried alive when their house collapsed, in San Cristobal Cucho, Guatemala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The family died when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Wednesday, collapsing their home and burying 10 members of the Vazquez family including a 4-year-old child, in the rubble. The powerful quake killed at least 52 people and left dozens more missing. Rescuers began employing heavy machinery early Thursday to search for more survivors. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Aurelia Lopez, right, comforts her 12-year-old son Alex Fuentes in the emergency room of a public hospital in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The boy was injured during a 7.4 magnitude earthquake Wednesday in San Marcos, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter. Dozens are reported dead and many missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Una mujer sirve café durante el velorio de miembros de la familia Vásquez que murieron sepultados al derrumbarse su casa en San Cristóbal Cucho, Guatemala, el jueves 8 de noviembre de 2012. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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Los familiares de Rosa Ramos, una de las víctimas mortales del sismo de 7,4 grados que sacudió Guatemala, junto a su ataúd en la morgue antes de llevar sus restos a su pueblo en San Marcos, Guatemala, el miércoles 7 de noviembre de 2012. La ciudad montañosa a 130 kilómetros del epicentro del sismo sufrió daños y 30 casas se derrumbaron en el centro. (Foto AP/Moises Castillo)

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Relatives attend the funeral service for members of the Vasquez family who were buried alive when their house collapsed during an earthquake in San Cristobal Cucho, Guatemala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The family died when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Wednesday, collapsing their home and burying 10 members of their family, including a 4-year-old child, in the rubble. The powerful quake killed at least 52 people and left dozens more missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Firefighters stand by the covered bodies of four people who died in the earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village suffered much of the damage after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast on Wednesday. More than 30 people died and about 100 people are missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Yellow taped is draped in front of a home damaged in a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Residents on motorcycles drive past a damaged road after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Una familiar de de Rosa Ramos, una de las víctimas mortales del sismo de 7,4 grados que sacudió Guatemala, acompaña el ataúd de con los restos de Ramos a su pueblo en San Marcos, Guatemala, el miércoles 7 de noviembre de 2012. La ciudad montañosa a 130 kilómetros del epicentro del sismo sufrió daños y 30 casas se derrumbaron en el centro. (Foto AP/Moises Castillo)

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An overhead view of a road damaged when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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A relative of Rosa Ramos, who died in the earthquake, cries as Ramos' remains are transported from the morgue to her village in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village in the municipality of San Marcos suffered much of the damage after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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A relative of an injured person sits on the floor of a public hospital in the town of San Marcos, northern Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. A 7.4 magnitude earthquake caused dozens of dead and many missing Wednesday in San Marcos, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter.(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Residents and rescue workers use heavy equipment to look for people feared buried at a sand mine, after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Firefighters transport a wounded resident into a public hospital after he was injured in a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. Dozens are reported dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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A police officer stands in the archway of a building damaged by a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Rubble blankets a street after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. Dozens are reported dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Soldiers and rescue workers search for victims at a sand extraction site after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Residents walk among rubble after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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A police looks at rubble after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Relatives of Rosa Ramos, who died in the earthquake, gather over her coffin at a morgue before returning her remains to her village, in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village in the municipality of San Marcos suffered much of the damage after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast on Wednesday. The quake killed more than 30 people and about 100 people are missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Firefighters stand work at the site where four people died during an earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village suffered much of the damage after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast on Wednesday. More than 30 people died and about 100 people are missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Un grupo de bomberos transporta a un herido rumbo a un hospital público tras el sismo de 7,4 grados en San Marcos, Guatemala el miércoles 7 de noviembre de 2012. La ciudad montañosa a 130 kilómetros del epicentro del sismo sufrió daños y 30 casas se derrumbaron en el centro. (Foto AP/Moises Castillo)

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People talk to a police officer while standing in the rubble caused after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. There are three confirmed dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Residents console each other as they wait to hear news of relatives that went missing after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. Dozens are reported dead and many missing after the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Firefighters work next to the bodies of four people who died during an earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village suffered much of the damage after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast on Wednesday. More than 30 people died and about 100 people are missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Firefighters work next to the bodies of four people who died during an earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village suffered much of the damage after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast on Wednesday. More than 30 people died and about 100 people are missing. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Guatemala Earthquake Kills at Least 52

Guatemalans fearing aftershocks huddled in the dark and frigid streets of this mountain town wrapped in blankets early Thursday, while others crowded inside its hospital, the only building left with electricity after a powerful earthquake killed at least 48 people and left dozens more missing.

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