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At least six people killed, 30 missing in landslide in Ecuador – vopbuzz

At least six people died and 30 are missing in landslides in Ecuador
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QUITO: Ecuadorian authorities reported a devastating incident on Sunday. landslide At least six people lost their lives and one more person was left behind in the incident that took place in the city of Banos de Agua Santa in the central region of the country. 30 People whose names were not mentioned according to initial evaluations.
Ecuador’s Risk Management Secretariat described the landslide as “large magnitude” in its report.Roberto Luque, EcuadorThe Minister of Public Works expressed his condolences on the social media platform X and said, “I stand in solidarity with all the affected families.”
The landslide was triggered by a heavy rainstorm caused by low pressure that affected several parts of Central and South America on Sunday. Many countries have warned about the increased risks of landslides, rockfalls and floods due to harsh weather conditions.
In response to heavy rainfall, El Salvador’s civil protection agency declared a red alert across the small country. Meanwhile, in neighboring Guatemala, the ministry of communications, infrastructure and housing said many airlines had to divert flights as a precautionary measure.

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