According to the latest reports at least four people were found dead and 15 other injured in a landslide that occurred on April 27, 2016 at the garbage dump in zone 3 of Guatemala City.
Recent rains may have contributed to garbage-slides at the dump which also partly buried a garbage truck.
At least four people are dead following the collapse of a massive slope of trash at a garbage dump in Guatemala City.
The dead included three men and a woman.
The dead are believed to be garbage-pickers known as guajeros who search through the trash looking for recyclable material.
About 15 more people were taken for medical treatment after the collapse on Wednesday afternoon.
About 1,000 people were working in that area of the dump when the landslide occurred.
They were asked to evacuate but some refused.
Officials are now investigating the cause of the landslide.
Up to now, authorities have no clues. It may be related to the heavy rain that recently fell on the capital city.
Or did the latest strong Guatemala earthquake also helped destabilizing Earth?