In the Dominican Republic, the death toll rises to 30 less than a week after torrential rains

The death toll from the torrential rains that fell on the Dominican Republic a few days ago rose to 30, authorities announced Thursday, November 23

In the Dominican Republic, the death toll rises to 30 less than a week after torrential rains

The death toll from the torrential rains that fell on the Dominican Republic a few days ago rose to 30, authorities announced Thursday, November 23.

The Emergency Operations Center (COE) said in a new bulletin that, “due to heavy rains, urban and rural flooding, the collapse of bridges and an overpass, around 30 people lost their lives. life ".

In Santo Domingo, the capital, a wall collapsed on several vehicles, killing 9 people. The rains also isolated 55 municipalities, 7,060 people were displaced and 2,591 others taken into care.

This is the “heaviest rainfall ever recorded in the Dominican Republic,” according to the COE. Of the 32 provinces in this country of 10.7 million inhabitants, only one remains on alert “for possible floods (…) or landslides”.

On Monday, the government declared a three-day national mourning in tribute to the victims.

At the end of August, the passage of storm Franklin had already left two dead and one missing, and led to the evacuation of around 3,000 people.