Boy Who Died in Guatema was from Santa Clara

According to the boy's cousin, Aldo Dominguez Vasquez was born in Santa Clara, California, and his parents still live in the United States.

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012  |  Updated 2:37 PM PDT
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Local Boy Dies in Guatemalan Earthqauke

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Earthquake rattles the peninsula

An 11-year-old boy who died in a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Guatemala earlier this week was born in Santa Clara.

According to the boy's cousin, Cousin Julio Vasquez, Aldo Dominguez Vasquez was born in Santa Clara, California, and his parents still live in the United States.

Vazquez was killed along with nine relatives when the earthquake buried them in the rubble of the family's rock quarry on Wednesday.

Vasquez says the boy returned to Guatemala with his mother six years ago after his parents divorced. Shortly afterward, Aldo's mother returned to the United States to work and left the boy with an uncle.

The boy and his family were working at the quarry when the quake hit Wednesday.

Officials say the earthquake left at least 52 dead and is Guatemala's biggest quake in 36 years.

NBC Bay Area's Breena Kerr Contributed to the article.

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