Six fatalities reported in Ecuador landslide following heavy rains.


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A landslide triggered by heavy rains in Ecuador has resulted in the tragic deaths of six individuals. Roberto Luque, Ecuador’s minister of public works, indicated that the storm also disrupted operations at three hydroelectric plants.

Expressing condolences, Luque conveyed his solidarity with the affected families via the social media platform X.

On Sunday, a severe rainstorm, influenced by low atmospheric pressure, swept through parts of Central and South America. The inclement weather conditions have prompted several countries to issue warnings about the heightened risks of landslides, rockfalls, and flooding.

In response to the adverse weather, El Salvador’s civil protection agency declared a red alert across the nation due to heavy rains. Meanwhile, Guatemala’s communications ministry reported that airlines have redirected flights in anticipation of the storm’s impact.

Reporting from Quito, Alexandra Valencia, and from Mexico City, Aida Pelaez-Fernandez contributed to this coverage. The editing was overseen by Paul Simao, Chris Reese, and Michael Perry.


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