The confirmed death toll of a mudslide on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital has climbed to 73 with nearly 350 others still missing as rescue workers recover more bodies from a collapsed hillside.The Saturday development came as spokesman for Guatemala’s volunteer firefighters Julio Sanchez emphasized that the number of fatalities will most likely continue to climb as rescuers dig through massive amounts of earth that buried nearly 125 homes Thursday night in the Cambray neighborhood in Guatemala City’s suburb of Santa Catarina Pinula, According to PressTV.[caption id = " attachment _ 41769 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 1280 "]Rescue teams and volunteers search for mudslide victims in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, on Friday. PHOTO: REUTERS[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41768 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 624 "]Rescue workers were forced to dig into tons of earth that had buried the houses[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41767 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 624 "]Heavy rains swept a torrent of boulders and mud over dozens of homes on Thursday night.[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41766 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 624 "]Local authorities said the hillsides had been weakening for some time.[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41765 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 1050 "]Neighbors, right, look on as they wait for news as rescue workers continue the search at the site of a landslide in Cambray, a neighborhood in the suburb of Santa Catarina Pinula, about 10 miles east of Guatemala City, Saturday, Oct. 3,2015. The hill that towers over Cambray collapsed late Thursday after heavy rains, burying several houses with dirt, mud and rocks. The death toll rose to 30 amid fears that hundreds more could still be buried in the rubble.(AP Photo / Moises Castillo)[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41764 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]A body is pulled from under the dirt by rescue workers after a mudslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 2,2015. Heavy rain triggered a hillside to collapse on several of homes.(AP Photo / Moises Castillo)[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41763 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 650 "]General view of the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, after a landslide on October 2,2015.(AFP)[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41762 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 650 "]Rescuers take part in the search for victims in the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality on October 3,2015.(AFP photo)[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 41761 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 650 "] Firemen and volunteers take part in the search for victims in the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, on October 3, 2015 after a landslide late Thursday struck the village. (AFP photo)[/caption]