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At least seven people have been killed and one injured in rain-triggered landslides in El Salvador, officials said Thursday.
Two adults and three children were killed when their house was buried by a landslide in Huizucar municipality, according to the country’s civil protection agency.
Two people died and a child was injured when a landslide closed a house in the town of Panchimalco, 18 kilometers (11 miles) south of San Salvador, officials said.
“We had an incident in Huisúcar, and unfortunately five lives were lost,” civil defense director Luis Amaya told local radio.
The Civil Defense Department maintains an orange alert in 29 coastal municipalities of the country and rains continue to affect the country.
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