Guatemala Landslide Videos
Some officials said a geological fault triggered the movement of earth, sending huge amounts of mud and rock down a hillside, while other reports suggested road work along the highway could have set off the slide.
Leopoldo Ical, mayor of the nearby San Cristobal Verapaz municipality, said everyone was dismayed by the tragedy.
“The landslide is so big, we don’t have much hope of recovering many more bodies,” he said.
Guatemalan media said the landslide was some 1.5km wide.
Video of yesterday’s landslide is posted below. The failure that occurs at 1:50 minutes is unbelievable.
This same area was struck by a smaller landslide last month, which was also captured on video:
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