Increases to 60 number of deaths due to avalanche in Alausí, Ecuador | News

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The Ecuadorian Prosecutor's Office reported this Friday that the number of people killed in the Alausí landslide in the province of Chimborazo, which occurred on March 26, increased to 60, after four more bodies were found on June 1.


Increases to 56 the death toll from avalanche in Alausí, Ecuador

“The number of people killed in the Alausí landslide has increased to 60. At the end of the search work on June 1, four bodies were found," the Public Ministry stressed.

The Ecuadorian entity specified that "today these bodies were identified as Elena Y., Angelino C., Guillermo C. and Marlon C" by the search and rescue teams of the Fire Department and the General Secretariat of Risks (SGE).

The avalanche caused more than 1,000 victims and 581 affected, pointed out the Prosecutor's Office. On the other hand, he stated that the search efforts will continue because it is suspected that there may still be bodies that have not been rescued.

The last part reported by the Prosecutor's Office indicated that on the morning of May 19, at the site of the landslide in Alausí, the discovery of two bodies was recorded, which were identified as Manuel S. and Nicolás Y. At the time, the number of deaths is 56.

The landslide buried at least 57 houses in a couple of Alausí neighborhoods.

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