Hilltop landslide buries 400 homes in Bolivia

Associated Press
Tuesday 01 March 2011 01:00 GMT

Heavy rains have caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor district of the Bolivian capital La Paz, cracking roads, destroying at least 400 homes and burying people's belongings under mud and debris.

Edwin Herrera, a city government spokesman, called Sunday's landslide the worst La Paz had ever seen, with the earth still moving downhill causing further damage.

There were no fatalities in the landslide, but heavy rains have been blamed for 44 deaths in the country in recent weeks.

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