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2005-10-09 12:54:54

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers in a Guatemalan village struggled on Sunday to find the remains of up to 1,400 Maya Indians killed in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan while officials considered whether to declare the village a mass grave. A small group of firefighters poked long poles into the brown mud that blanketed the village of Panabaj Sunday in search of victims but feared sinking into the quagmire themselves. "It is very difficult. Most of...

2005-10-09 02:09:53

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - A Guatemalan village buried under tons of dirt and debris may be declared a Mayan mass grave as rescuers give up digging for the remains of up to 1,400 people killed in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan. After days of heavy rain, mud, rocks and trees crashed down a volcano's slopes and into the Maya Indian village of Panabaj as people slept early on Wednesday, covering it in a quagmire up to 40 feet deep in places. Some 1,400...

2005-10-08 21:45:43

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers choking on the smell of death dug for bodies in a black grunge of mud, rock and trees on Saturday where a Guatemalan village had stood until Hurricane Stan spawned a mudslide that killed up to 1,400 people. It was one of the biggest tragedies in recent years in Latin America, a region often blighted by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. After days of heavy rain from Hurricane Stan, tons of earth crashed down...

2005-10-08 18:15:43

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - About 1,400 Guatemalan villagers were feared dead on Saturday under a huge mudslide triggered by rains from Hurricane Stan, in one of Latin America's biggest tragedies of recent years. Fire department spokesman Mario Cruz said some 1,400 people had disappeared after the fatal quagmire of mud, rock and trees crashed down a volcano's slopes and into the Maya Indian village of Panabaj in the early hours of Wednesday. "There are no...

2005-10-08 12:31:28

PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Some 1,400 people were killed by a mudslide in the Guatemalan highland village of Panabaj that had been triggered by torrential rains from Hurricane Stan, a fire brigade spokesman said on Saturday. "There are no survivors here. It happened more than 48 hours ago. They are dead," spokesman Mario Cruz told Reuters. He said a landslide that engulfed the village on Wednesday had buried 1,400 people in the mud, in places 40 feet (12 meters) thick. Large...

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....

2005-10-07 14:14:04

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Water levels along Peru's stretch of the Amazon river have fallen to 35-year lows following a series of recent hurricanes along U.S. and Mexican coasts and years of deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Peru's National Meteorological Service, SENAMHI, said. According to studies at Peru's main Amazon jungle town, Iquitos, water volumes in October have fallen to 423,700 cubic feet a second from a normal average of 882,866 cubic feet a second, SENAMHI told daily...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.