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2005-10-08 14:58:12

In October 7 GUATEMALA CITY story headlined "Mudslide destroys Guatemala village, scores dead ," please read in ninth paragraph ... Diego Esquina, the mayor of Santiago Atitlan ... instead of ... Diego Esquina, the mayor of Solola, a town 10 miles across the lake from Panabaj By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled 71 bodies from a mudslide in a Guatemalan village, and local officials feared hundreds more may have died in the worst single tragedy from...

2005-10-08 14:37:53

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - 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. The landslide engulfed the Maya Indian village on Wednesday in a fatal quagmire of mud, rock and trees, in places 40 feet thick....

2005-10-08 00:07:43

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled 71 bodies from a mudslide in a Guatemalan village, and local officials feared hundreds more may have died in the worst single tragedy from rains that devastated Central America. The mayor of a nearby town said up to 1,000 people may lie buried under the mud, in places 40 feet thick, in the village of Panabaj but that figure could not be confirmed. Outside emergency teams, who only began digging on Friday, two days...

2005-10-07 17:21:31

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - In tragic scenes, Maya Indians and rescue teams pulled 64 bodies from a mudslide in a Guatemalan village, the worst single tragedy from flooding that killed over 240 people in Central America and Mexico. Firemen in muddied, red uniforms carried a child's corpse covered only by a banana plant leaf on a makeshift stretcher of tree branches at the village of Panabaj, in remote highlands next to the lakeside town of Santiago Atitlan....

2005-10-06 17:56:28

By Eduardo Garcia TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - 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. The tragedy struck two indigenous hamlets in the municipality of Santiago Atitlan, a popular destination for U.S. and European tourists, injuring some 300 people, local government officials said on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of...

2005-10-06 15:59:50

By Eduardo Garcia TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - A huge mudslide in a Guatemalan lakeside town popular with tourists killed 40 people after rains and flash floods from Hurricane Stan devastated Central America and southern Mexico. The latest tragedy was at Santiago Atitlan, a popular destination for U.S. and European visitors in Guatemala's Maya Indian highlands, the government said on Thursday. With the new deaths, 210 people have now been killed in floods and mudslides in Central...

2005-10-06 10:08:58

By Frank Jack Daniel GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Raging flood waters cut off large areas of Central America and southern Mexico on Thursday, hurting efforts to rescue victims of mudslides that have killed at least 164 people in the wake Hurricane Stan. Emergency teams battled to reach remote villages where hillsides collapsed under torrential rains, and thousands of evacuees from urban shantytowns hunkered down in emergency shelters as rain pounded the region. "We have lots of...

2005-10-06 01:46:07

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Raging brown floodwater and banks of mud covered chunks of Central America and southern Mexico on Thursday after days of torrential rain and mudslides killed at least 162 across the region. Rescue workers battled to get to remote villages, where hillsides have collapsed under the downpour, and thousands of evacuees from urban shantytowns hunkered down in emergency shelters as rain continued to pound the region. The death toll soared on...

2005-10-05 21:09:52

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 162 people in Central America and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under four days of downpours. The death toll more than doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and emergency teams...

2005-10-05 19:51:17

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 133 people in Central America and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and emergency teams...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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