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Rescuers in Latin America Search for Survivors from Hurricane Stan


Rescuers in Latin America have resumed their search Friday for survivors of mudslides and floodwaters triggered by Hurricane Stan.

At least 223 people have been killed and many others are missing in Latin America after several days of heavy rains, mudslides and flooding from the storm, which came ashore Tuesday on Mexico's eastern Gulf Coast.

Rescuers in Guatemala Thursday pulled 40 bodies from a mudslide about 100 kilometers west of Guatemala City.

Scores of other people were killed in Mexico and Central America after the storm ripped through the region, knocking down power lines and ripping apart houses.

Tens of thousands of people fled their homes, and many remain homeless.

The United Nations says it is rushing assistance to El Salvador and Costa Rica, and remains ready to mobilize international support for emergency relief and recovery efforts.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.