Landslide in El Salvador kills at least 7 after 4 days of heavy rain

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At least seven people were killed in landslides in El Salvador after four days of heavy rain across the country, Civil Defense authorities said Thursday.

Two people died in Panchimalco about 11 miles south of the capital and a family of five perished in the municipality of Huizucar, also south of San Salvadorsaid Civil Defense director Luis Alonso Amaya.

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In the Huizucar incident, three of those killed were children. The family’s home in the community of La Pedrera was completely buried in mud.

Salvadoran soldiers attempt to recover the bodies of five people who died in a landslide in Huizucar, El Salvador on September 29.  22, 2022.

Salvadoran soldiers attempt to recover the bodies of five people who died in a landslide in Huizucar, El Salvador on September 29. 22, 2022.
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In Panchimalco, two people were rescued and taken to hospital where they died.

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The authorities have declared an alert in 29 coastal municipalities and for all the municipalities of the department of San Miguel in the east of the country. They told residents to heed calls to evacuate areas if told.