Guatemala: 6 more quake dead found; toll at 45

SAN MARCOS, Guatemala (AP) --A spokeswoman for firefighters in Guatemala says rescue crews have found six bodies in the town of Quetzaltenango, bringing the death toll from the Central American nation's 7.4-magnitude earthquake to 45.

Guadalupe Iguenza says the bodies were found late Wednesday.

It shook buildings in Guatemala City and was strong enough to send people running into the streets as far away as Mexico City. Guatemala's emergency management agency says it's received reports of at least one death.

A reporter in the town of San Marcos, about 80 miles north of the epicenter, told a local radio station that houses had collapsed with people inside. Fire officials say a school also collapsed and eight injured people had been taken to a nearby hospital.

Nicaragua's disaster agency has issued a local tsunami alert, but so far there have been no reports of a tsunami.

El Salvador's Civil Protection agency said officials were evacuating some coastal communities as a precautionary measure.


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