Guatamala Landslide (16 September 2002)

Originally published


Friday, 13 September, after heavy rains, two crags surrounding the community of El Porvenir in the municipality of San Lucas Toliman, Solola, crumbled, resulting in a landslide. Eighteen people died, 14 were wounded and 50 disappeared among the rubble of mud and

The departmental branches of the Guatemalan Red Cross (GRC) in Retalhuleu, Mazatenango, Coatepeque and Quetzaltenango were alerted to assist with evacuation of the community of El Porvenir. CONRED, together with the Guatemalan Red Cross, formed an evaluation team to assess damage and needs and to coordinate relief activities.

Original map courtesy of the UN Department of Public Information Cartographic Section
Map No. 3968 (December 1996) UNITED NATIONS.
Alterations done by ReliefWeb, 16 September 2002
Incident Information provided by IFRC Situation Report
Guatemala: Landslide Information Bulletin No. 1/02 (16 Sept 2002)