SANAA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - At least
56 bodies have now been recovered from the ruins of a small Yemeni village
that was devastated in a landslide earlier this week, a relief official
said on Saturday.
"Relief operations are still going
on to find those missing, which are estimated at over 50," the official
said, adding that there was little hope of finding any survivors.
Rocks slid off a mountain on Wednesday
and crushed 27 houses in al-Dhofair village, about 20 km (12 miles) southwest
of the capital Sanaa.
Landslides are rare in Yemen, at the