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Earthquake off Guatemala leaves at least 48 dead

By Agencies in San Marcos, Guatemala ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-11-09 08:05:01

Earthquake off Guatemala leaves at least 48 dead

Residents walk among rubble after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, on Wednesday. The mountain village, about 130 kilometers from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center. The earthquake was the strongest to hit Guatemala since a deadly 1976 quake that killed 23,000. Moises Castillo / Associated Press

Guatemalans fearing aftershocks huddled in the dark and frigid streets of this mountain town wrapped in blankets early on Thursday, while others crowded inside its hospital, the only building left with electricity after a powerful earthquake killed at least 48 people and left dozens more missing.

Earthquake off Guatemala leaves at least 48 dead

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