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Desperate search continues for quake survivors in Guatemala

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Members of a rescue team help a relative of a missing person as authorities continue the search for victims & survivors of an earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala, on Nov. 8, 2012.

By NBC News wire services:

Crews worked through the night in San Marcos, Guatemala, searching rubble for survivors and more dead following the magnitude 7.4 quake that struck Wednesday near Guatemala's border with Mexico.

Local Red Cross chief Carlos Enrique Alvarado told Reuters 75 homes were destroyed in San Marcos alone and authorities said damage to the prison forced them to transfer 101 inmates to another jail. Officials told The Associated Press that most of 100 missing were from San Marcos. Full Story

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Firefighters use heavy equipment to search for people feared buried at a sand mine in San Marcos, Guatemala, on Nov. 8.

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A woman looks at one of the coffins of the ten members of the Vazquez Gomez family killed in the earthquake in San Cristobal Cucho, about 155 miles south of Guatemala City on Nov. 8, 2012.

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A man walks past debris on Nov. 8, the day after earthquake in San Marcos, Guatemala.

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