23 September 2022

Seven People Killed in Landslide in El Sakvadir

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San Salvador, September 23 (QNA) - Seven people were killed in El Salvador as a result of landslides caused by heavy rains that hit the Central American country.
San Salvador General Directorate for Civil Protection said, in a tweet on Twitter, that "five people died" in a landslide in a small village located near the town of Huezucar, 16 km southwest of the capital San Salvador.
The Civil Protection Directorate attached its tweet with pictures of houses built of timber and sheet metal that were swept away by a landslide.
It added that two other people were killed in a similar landslide in a village near the town of Panchimalco, 21 kilometers south of the capital.
"We are in the period in which we witness the heaviest rainfall annually," in the months of "September and October," said Civil Protection Director Luis Amaya.
According to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, heavy rain fell mainly on the mountainous areas of the country.(QNA)


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