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Rains across Central America have aggravated conditions in areas hit by Hurricane Stan and its remnants, causing fatal mudslides in Guatemala. According to reports, at least 500 people are dead; thousands more may be buried alive in places like Panabaj, where mudslides have engulfed entire towns. CNN has a report here.


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Rains across Central America have aggravated conditions in areas hit by Hurricane Stan and its remnants, causing fatal mudslides in Guatemala. According to reports, at least 500 people are dead; thousands more may be buried alive in places like Panabaj, where mudslides have engulfed entire towns. CNN has a report here.

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Latest: Lethal impact of Hurricane Stan - Rains across Central America have aggravated conditions in areas hit by Hurricane Stan and its remnants, causing fatal mudslides in Guatemala. According to reports, at least 500 people are dead; thousands more may be buried alive in places like Panabaj, where mudslides have engulfed entire towns. CNN has a report here.

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