Intense rains leave four dead and two missing in Honduras | News
The intense rains that have affected Honduras since last Monday have left four people dead, two missing and more than 42,000 affected as of this Saturday, according to the most recent balance sheet from the Fire Department and the Association of Municipalities of Honduras (Amhon).
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The Honduran Fire Department indicated that it located the body of a 24-year-old man who had been swept away by the Cuyamel River in the municipality of Quimistan, department of Santa Bárbara, in the west of the Central American country.
According to a report from the firefighters, which does not specify more details about the victims, of the four people who died, one lost their lives in a collapse and three others died from drowning.
The Fire Department indicated that two people are missing due to the rains, and a dozen landslides, 9 landslides and 16 floods are reported.
According to an Amhon report, there are more than 42,000 people affected by the rains caused by a cold front and a low pressure system that affects the Central American country, where 189 homes were damaged.
According to relief agencies, many of the affected families remain sheltered in shelters, while others are in the homes of relatives or friends.
Around 65 sections of roads have also been affected by landslides and rocks.
Given the constant rains, Honduran President Xiomara Castro ordered the activation of the National Risk Management System (Sinager) to address the emergency caused by the rainfall.
The resident coordinator of the United Nations in Tegucigalpa, Alice Shackelford, expressed solidarity with the Central American country for the emergency and pointed out that the Humanitarian Network is supporting Sinager to care for those affected by the rains.
According to the Center for Atmospheric, Oceanographic and Seismic Studies (Cenaos), rainfall will continue to affect the Honduran territory for at least 48 more hours.
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