At least seven people have died, including two children, and emergency services are looking for more than thirty people who have disappeared due to a landslide. land that has buried about 60 homes in the Salvadoran town of Nejapa, near the capital, San Salvador, according to the latest balance offered by the authorities.
The avalanche of dirt and mud, caused by heavy rains falls in the area in the last hours, it stretches for about four kilometers. The Civil Protection and Fire services, deployed in the place, have already recovered seven bodies, according to the latest data provided by the Minister of the Interior, Mario Durán, who has traveled to the area.
“At this moment we are absolutely focused on the search and rescue of the 35 disappeared,” he assured, after informing that the Salvadoran police are already conducting an investigation to clarify the reasons that have caused the movement. “We continue to search and we do not lose hope of finding people alive“, he stated, specifying that” there are about a thousand deployed elements that have begun to work in different areas prioritizing search and rescue. “