Guatemala to build homes for mudslide victims
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.