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SLV | Sep 22, 2022

At least seven dead after landslides in El Salvador

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Relatives and neighbours carry one of five people who died after a mudslide caused by constant rains, in Huizúcar, El Salvador September 22, 2022. (Photo: REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters)

At least seven people have died and one was injured in El Salvador after rains triggered landslides, authorities said on Thursday (September 22).

Two adults and three children were killed when a landslide buried their house in the municipality of Huizúcar, according to the country’s civil protection agency.

Authorities also reported two people died and a child was injured after a landslide covered a house in the town of Panchimalco, 18 kilometres (11 miles) south of San Salvador.

“We had an incident in Huizúcar, where unfortunately five lives have been lost,” Civil Protection Director Luis Amaya said in an interview with local radio.

Workers clean a mudslide caused by constant rains, in Huizúcar, El Salvador September 22, 2022. (Photo: REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)

The Civil Protection unit maintains an orange alert in 29 coastal municipalities of the country and a yellow alert throughout the territory as rains continue to affect the country.

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