VIDEO | Strong storm in Central and South America: Red alerts, diverted flights, there are also dead

Storm in Ecuador / Photo EPA-EFE/Jose Jacome

According to the first preliminary information from the Ecuadorian authorities, at least six people died in the landslide that happened yesterday as a result of heavy stormy rains, and 30 are missing.

According to the report of the Secretariat of Risk Management of Ecuador, in the center of the country, in the city of Baños de Agua Santa, a large-scale landslide was triggered.

"My solidarity with all the affected families," wrote Ecuador's Minister of Public Affairs Roberto Luque on Platform X.

A strong low-pressure storm hit parts of Central and South America yesterday, with various countries warning of an increased risk of landslides and flooding.

In El Salvador, the country's Civil Protection Agency declared a red alert due to heavy rains across the country, while in neighboring Guatemala several airlines diverted flights, according to Guatemala's Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing.

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