Gu­atemala to build homes for mud­slide vic­tims

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

Gu­atemalan Pres­i­dent Ale­jan­dro Mal­don­ado has an­nounced that his gov­ern­ment will build homes for the sur­vivors of a land­slide which buried some 125 houses last week.

More than 200 peo­ple were killed when a hill­side col­lapsed on a neigh­bour­hood in Santa Cata­rina Pin­ula.

Hun­dreds more were home­less.

Pres­i­dent Mal­don­ado said his gov­ern­ment would be “di­rectly in con­trol” of build­ing

left the homes and would not sub­con­tract the work.

It is not yet clear where the new houses will be built, as the area where the mud­slide hit has been de­clared un­in­hab­it­able.

An es­ti­mated 300 peo­ple are still miss­ing pre­sumed dead af­ter the mud­slide buried homes un­der tonnes of dirt in the El Cam­bray 2 neigh­bour­hood,

The num­ber of con­firmed dead rose to 215 on Wed­nes­day as more bod­ies were found.

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