More than 270 bodies recovered following severe landslide in Guatemala

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The death toll from a massive landslide that covered much of a small village in Guatemala continues to rise. By Tuesday, rescuers recovered the bodies of 161 residents of El Cambray, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Guatemala city. Many more are still missing, the public ministry said.

(CNN) — The search for victims of a massive landslide that engulfed much of the Guatemalan village of El Cambray has been called off.

After nearly two weeks of digging through the huge mound of earth that buried homes and their inhabitants, searchers have recovered 271 bodies.