과테말라의 구호요원들은 650여명이 사망한 지난주 산사태의 생존자 수색작업을 끝마쳤습니다.

이에 따라 이미 실종으로 분류된 1천4백명이 공식 사망자 수에 포함되면서 전체 사망자 수는 2천명을 넘게 될 것으로 예상됩니다.

자원봉사자들은 11일 부패하는 시신에서 질병이 전파되는 것을 막기 위해 굳어가는 진흙에 화학약품을 뿌렸습니다.

앞서 도널드 럼스펠드 미 국방장관은 생존자들을 돕기 위해 군 헬리콥터와 식량 등을 지원하는 것을 승인했습니다.

 

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Rescue workers in Guatemala have ended their search for survivors of last week's mudslides, pushing the death toll from the disaster to about two-thousand people.

Fourteen-hundred people previously listed as missing are expected to be added to the official death tally, which stood at 652 on Monday.

Volunteers today (Tuesday) began to sprinkle the hardening mud with chemicals to stop decomposing bodies from spreading disease.

Authorities have declared the village of Panabaj off-limits to the remaining inhabitants. Local officials had already requested that the area be declared a mass grave.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has approved the dispatch of military helicopters, food, and other aid to Central America to help mudslide and flood survivors.

The United Nations has launched an emergency 22-million dollar appeal to help Guatemala.

Heavy rains from Hurricane Stan triggered the mudslides. The storm also killed more than 100 people in El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Honduras.