Avalanche killed six people in Indian village west of Guatemala

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The avalanche occurred on Friday night. (Photo: Free Press)

At least six people were killed and three were injured in a landslide that buried several houses in an Indian village west of Guatemala. The spokesman for the state National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conrad), David de Leon said the avalanche occurred following heavy rains that hit the region that have left more than two thousand people affected. De Leon said the slide occurred on Friday night in Joya Grande indigenous town of San Pedro Necta, department of Huehuetenango bordering Mexico community. “These are the first fatalities of the season,” the official added the Conred.En 2013, natural disasters in Guatemala, mainly caused by rains left at least 17 deaths and about 750,000 affected.