Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc in El Salvador


Heavy rains in El Salvador triggered flooding and mudslides that left more than 100 people dead and dozens missing across the Central American nation. The capital of San Salvador and central San Vicente province are the hardest-hit regions.

About 7,000 people, many of them poor cliff dwellers, saw their homes damaged, destroyed or cut off by floods and mudslides.

In a national radio broadcast, President Mauricio Funes described the disaster as “tragedy” and said the damage was “incalculable”.

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