Quake victims found alive, toll lowered

Last updated 13:12 13/11/2012

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Authorities in Guatemala have lowered the death toll from last week's magnitude 7.4 earthquake to 42 from 52, after some people who had been reported dead were found alive.

The head of the Central American country's disaster agency said some people in outlying regions were believed to have died in their collapsed homes, but they were later found alive elsewhere.

David de Leon said the government's final estimate on the quake's impact indicates that 10,330 homes were damaged. Of those, 2,769 would have to be totally or partially demolished.

The earthquake was Guatemala's strongest in 36 years, and left thousands of people without homes, electricity or water.

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