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Hundreds Missing and at Least 73 Dead in Guatemala Mudslide

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    Hundreds Missing and at Least 73 Dead in Guatemala Mudslide
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    Rescue workers help a woman after she identified two family members who were killed in a mudslide as their bodies are retrieved in Cambray, a neighborhood in the suburb of Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rescue workers recovered more bodies Saturday after a hillside collapsed on homes late Thursday, while more are feared still buried in the rubble.

    Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 73 people, even as families scrabbled through rubble hoping to find the bodies of loved-ones, with hundreds of others still missing, NBC News reported.

    Distraught relatives of the victims shoveled alongside diggers through the mounds of earth that destroyed homes in Santa Catarina Pinula on the southeastern flank of Guatemala City after the collapse of a hillside on Thursday night. 

    Every fresh batch of earth turned up by the diggers held more personal belongings, from mattresses and books to toys and Christmas decorations, reminders of around 350 people who authorities said were still unaccounted for.