El Salvador landslides leave at least 7 dead

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

Two adults and three children were killed when a landslide buried their house in the municipality of Huizucar, 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 kilometers (11 miles) south of San Salvador.

At least seven are dead after landslides in El Salvador.
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“We had an incident in Huizucar, where unfortunately five lives have been lost,” Civil Protection Director Luis Amaya said in an interview with local radio.

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.

El Salvador landslide
Two adults and three children were killed in the municipality of Huizucar

El Salvador landslides
two people died and a child was injured after a landslide in the town of Panchimalco.

El Salvador landslides
Much of El Salvador is on Orange Alert.