7.4-quake kills 48 in Guatemala

Landslides block roads; at least 100 missing in hard-hit town

Posted: November 8, 2012 at 3:19 a.m.

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Guatemala, killing at least 48 people in two states Wednesday as it toppled thick adobe walls, shook huge landslides down onto highways, and sent terrified villagers streaming into the streets of San Marcos, an idyllic mountain town near the border with Mexico. One hundred people were missing, and hundreds were injured.

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