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Duration2005/10/03 40 bodies were recovered from a massive landslide, which engulfed a town near Lake Atitlan in southwestern Guatemala. A local media reports that hundreds might be still missing in the town.
Country or DistrictGuatemala

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Personal Injury Material Damage Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/10/09
Dead: 508
Missing: 337
Affected: 97,872
In shelters: 84,949

Affected houses: 5,118

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/10/07
Dead: 134
Affected: more than 44,000
In shelters: over 51,000

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  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/10/09
    The affected area has increased reaching now 15 departments of Guatemala. There was a continuous increase in the number of affected communities, dwellings, families, and individuals in the country. Because of the significant increase of the quantity of affected and sheltered persons, as well as the number of the basic community services damaged, authorities expect a considerable grow of the support needs.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/10/07
    As of 7 October, more than 44,000 people were affected by the situation. According to oficial reports, there are at least 134 deaths. It was not clear how many victims were under the debris of several mudslides. Over 51,000 people are currently in shelters. There are at least 182 communities affected by the disaster.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/11
    Rescuers searching for up to 1,400 people buried when a landslide swept away a Maya Indian village finally gave up on Monday, leaving the victims to lie forever encased in a tomb of thick mud.

    The official death toll in Guatemala stands at 652 but that does not include hundreds of missing people. Rescuers say the real number is somewhere in the region of 2,000.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/11
    A landslide in western Guatemala that destroyed two churches and killed 80 people sheltering from fierce weather has emerged as the latest tragedy from Hurricane Stan to strike Central America.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/08
    Around 1,400 people died under a huge mudslide in the Guatemalan village of Panabaj that was triggered by torrential rains from Hurricane Stan, the fire brigade said on Saturday.
    "There are no survivors here. It happened more than 48 hours ago. They are dead," brigade spokesman Mario Cruz told Reuters.
  • BBC News 2005/10/09
    At least 508 people are now known to have died in Guatemala alone since Tropical Storm Stan pounded Central America and southern Mexico.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/06
    A huge mudslide engulfed dozens of homes in Guatemala's Maya Indian highlands, killing 40 people as rains and flash floods from Hurricane Stan devastated Central America and southern Mexico.
  • BBC News 2005/10/06
    Rescue workers have pulled 40 bodies from the remains of a village smashed by a landslide in Guatemala.
    The discovery takes the number killed across Central America by Tropical Storm Stan to at least 210.
    Several days of heavy rain have finally begun to clear, but hillsides are still treacherous and rivers perilously high.
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