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5 missing after Guatemala landslide

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Rescuers are searching for 5 people missing after a landslide
  • The search had been stopped due to bad weather
  • Children are among the missing

Guatemala City, Guatemala (CNN) -- Rescue workers looking for at least five people believed to be trapped under a landslide have resumed their search in Chinautla, Guatemala, a volunteer firefighter said Thursday.

Bad weather had initially forced the frantic search for survivors to stop just hours after the sides of a steep hillside collapsed Wednesday on top of a group of women gathering firewood.

Among those missing are Elvira Lajuc Alvarado, 29, her two children -- Floridalma, 4, and Keidy, 19 months -- Antonia Osorio, 29, and her daughter Erika Cortes Osorio, 3, according to Mario Cruz, an official with the volunteer fire department.

Chinautla is about 10 miles north of Guatemala City.

CNN's Alexia Rios Hayashi contributed to this report.