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2005-10-12 18:51:01

By Catherine Bremer QUETZALTENANGO, Guatemala (Reuters) - Army helicopters and aid trucks ferried food and water on Wednesday to Guatemalan highland villages where thousands are packed into shelters, their homes swallowed by mudslides last week. Service stations in the country's mountainous west were out of gasoline and fresh food supplies ran short, with swathes of farmland in the south still under water and roads cut off by banks of mud or wrecked bridges. "Guatemala is in crisis....

2005-10-11 16:16:36

By Catherine Bremer TACANA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Villagers mourned their dead on Tuesday and sprinkled lime over the mass graves of hundreds buried in huge mudslides, putting a seal on the latest tragedy to hit Guatemala's Maya Indians. At the edge of this town in the high mountains of western Guatemala, rescuers in the hamlet of Cua called off attempts to recover more victims from the mudslide that swallowed two churches, a school and a communal dining room on Thursday. "We pulled...

2005-10-11 06:41:13

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - 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. Five days after a river of mud wiped Panabaj off Guatemala's map, firefighters called off the gruesome and dangerous rescue effort. "We're not going back tomorrow, it's just too contaminated in there," chief firefighter Mario Ramirez told...

2005-10-10 23:25:49

By Catherine Bremer TACANA, Guatemala (Reuters) - 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. Efrain Hernandez, mayor of the town of Tacana on the Mexican border, told Reuters on Monday a torrent of mud loosened by rains had struck a poor neighborhood on Thursday. "My house is there but my family is not," cried Nelson Raymond, 18,...

2005-10-10 23:50:05

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - 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. Five days after a river of mud wiped Panabaj off Guatemala's map, firefighters called off the gruesome and dangerous rescue effort. "We're not going back tomorrow, it's just too contaminated in there," chief firefighter Mario Ramirez told...

2005-10-10 15:09:10

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Maya Indian villagers gave up hope on Monday of finding up to 1,400 victims buried in a huge mudslide in Guatemala even as sniffer dogs led a final, almost certainly futile search for miracle survivors. A fisherman in a dugout canoe found a dead 3-month-old boy in nearby Lake Atitlan. The baby apparently was swept into the water by the landslide that wiped out the village of Panabaj five days ago after heavy rains from Hurricane...

2005-10-10 12:50:45

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Maya Indian villagers gave up hope on Monday of finding up to 1,400 victims buried under a huge mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan, even as sniffer dogs led a final, almost certainly futile search for miracle survivors. More than a dozen vultures circled over the huge lake of mud that wiped out the village of Panabaj five days ago and firefighters choked on the thick stench coming from it. A Spanish search and rescue team used...

2005-10-10 11:56:02

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Maya Indian villagers gave up hope on Monday of finding up to 1,400 victims buried under a huge mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan, even as sniffer dogs led a final, almost certainly futile search for miracle survivors. More than a dozen vultures circled over the huge lake of mud that wiped out the village of Panabaj five days ago and firefighters choked on the thick stench coming from it. A Spanish search and rescue team used...

2005-10-09 20:19:55

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Aid trickled into a Guatemalan village devastated by a mudslide that killed some 1,400 people, and Maya Indian residents complained on Sunday the government was far too slow to react to the tragedy. Peasants from neighboring villages brought clothing for the victims, rowing canoes across Lake Atitlan to Panabaj. The village was buried under a deadly slick of mud, rocks and trees that slid down a volcano after rains from Hurricane...

2005-10-09 17:15:09

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Aid trickled into a Guatemalan village devastated by a mudslide that killed some 1,400 people, and Maya Indian residents complained on Sunday the government was far too slow to react to the tragedy. Peasants from neighboring villages brought coats and clothing for the victims, rowing canoes across Lake Atitlan to Panabaj. The town was buried under a deadly slick of mud, rocks and trees that slid down a volcano after heavy rains from...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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