Guatemala – Deadly Landslide in Chiquimula

Guatemala’s National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reported a deadly landslide in Chiquimula department in the south of the country.

Landslide in Chiquimula Department, Guatemala, 14 November 2020. Photo; CONRED

The landslide struck in Agua Caliente village in the Camotán municipality in the early hours of 14 November 2020 after heavy rain.

At least 10 people were buried when the landslide caused the wall of a building to collapse. Media later reported 7 people had died and 3 survived.

The country is still recovering from the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Eta.

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