Skip to content

At least 26 dead after the tropical storm ‘Amanda’ passed through Central America

June 3, 2020

At least 26 people have died from the floods and landslides caused by the tropical storm ‘Amanda’ from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, authorities in these countries reported.

According to civil protection, El Salvador is the most affected country with 20 deaths. In the capital San Salvador alone, more than 4,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes and taken to emergency shelters.

In addition, El Salvador is now facing the tropical depression “Cristóbal”, which threatens to become a storm as it advances from the Gulf of Mexico towards the Central American nation. “We could achieve a relative normality with rain on Sunday,” said Environment Minister Fernando López in an interview in the TCS network.

At least 26 dead after the tropical storm ‘Amanda’ passed through Central AmericaAt least 26 dead after the tropical storm ‘Amanda’ passed through Central America

In Honduras, four people have been killed by ravines and overflowing rivers, according to the Permanent Contingent Liabilities Commission (COPECO). Two of them are two brothers, a man and a woman, whose car was washed away by the current when they tried to cross a bridge on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa.